Seeds of Deceit (2021)

Seeds of Deceit (2021)

Seeds of Deceit (2021)

Docuseries exploring a shocking case of malpractice, one that saw a doctor secretly use his own semen to inseminate over 65 of his patients, and the on-going trauma of those affected by his actions.

2021Netherlands
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
1 August 2021

A Promise

The story of how the late Dr. Karbaat became the most renowned fertility doctor in the Netherlands. At the time, Karbaat was regarded a progressive pioneer, as he not only helped heterosexual couples, but also... MORE gay couples and single mothers.

EPISODE 1.2
1 August 2021

Offspring

The second episode OFFSPRING shows how the Karbaat children deal with this newly gained genetic and emotional heritage once the news was out. The episode centers around the nature vs. nurture debate. The children meet... MORE each other for the first time and share conflicting feelings, on the one side experiencing belonging and recognition, while on the other, also fear of inheriting genetic family traits from their biological father. Two real-life family members of doctor Karbaat give us more insight on who Karbaat was as a person and talk about his background, upbringing...
EPISODE 1.3
1 August 2021

Liquid Love

The third episode LIQUID LOVE tells the story behind the exceptional motivation of Karbaat's favorite sperm donor who yearned for immortality by producing over 200 donor children. Viewers learn that Karbaat was highly unselective with... MORE his donors and even worked with donors with genetic diseases. The first international Karbaat child is found and meets the group in the Netherlands. More and more cases of doctors inseminating their own semen have come and still come to light, making it a more prevalent event than one may have thought.