A woman has filed a lawsuit against her gynecologist of nine years claiming that he's her biological father and fraudulently used his own sperm to impregnate patients including her mother without their consent.

Morgan Hellquist, 35, has accused Dr. Morris Wortman, 70, and his Rochester clinic, the Center for Menstrual Disorders, of medical malpractice, battery, infliction of emotional distress, negligence, fraud, and lack of informed consent after finding out that the doctor is her biological father, who swapped his own sperm for a donor's in 1985 when Hellquist’s mother was under his care, Insider reported.

According to the lawsuit, Hellquist’s parents Jo Ann Levey and Gary Levey sought Wortman's help in the 1980s for fertility treatments after the husband suffered an accident. Wortman reportedly helped the woman conceive Hellquist through artificial insemination in 1985. He told the couple that the sperm donor was a medical student at the University of Rochester, in upstate New York. However, when Hellquist tried to find out about the donor decades later, she discovered that Wortman had no records from his practice at the time.

Wortman has been treating Hellquist since 2012 after she started facing issues with her menstruation. During the decade-long treatment, Wortman reportedly conducted regular vaginal and breast examinations including the fitting of two IUD contraceptives and also discussed the plaintiff's sex drive and similar personal issues.

Hellquist began suspecting Wortman when he asked her to remove her face mask and said that she “looked better without” it during an ultrasound examination in April. Wortman even called his wife Rebecca into the examination room to see how alike they looked and told Hellquist “You’re really a good kid, such a good kid,” according to the lawsuit.

When Hellquist took a DNA test in 2016, it disclosed that she had six half-siblings and that she is half Ashkenazi Jewish, just like Wortman. Later, one of her half-siblings David Berry, 36, performed a DNA test with Wortman's daughter and confirmed a genetic link between the plaintiff, Berry, and Wortman, the Seattle Times reported.

"On one hand you're grateful for your existence and the people you're sharing the experience with," Berry continued. "On the other, I don't know how you forgive the violation of confidence and trust that a woman puts into her physician in the most intimate of settings."

However, the Monroe County District Attorney's Office said it's unlikely that Wortman will face criminal charges due to the statute of limitations.

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