By way of artificial insemination, 41 year old Briton from Luton, Bedfordshire, claims to have fathered 800 children not just in his country but all around the world. For 16 years Simon Watson has been in the business of sperm donation with at least one sperm donation in a week. Reports have it that he is most importantly ‘unlicensed’ to conduct this crucial health procedure.
Without mincing words, Simon says he has a target of rounding the growing number off to 1000. In his words,
“Usually one [baby] a week pops out. I reckon I’ve got about 800 so far, so within four years I’d like to crack 1,000. I’ve got kids all the way from Spain to Taiwan, so many countries. I’d like to get the world record ever, make sure no-one’s going to break it, get as many as possible.”
When you see a movie likeThe Delivery Man, the story of a delivery man who fathered a hall full of teenagers through artificial insemination, you shrug it off with a laugh, I mean “it’s just fiction”; but seeing this proves movies don’t lie all the time. As a life mission, this middle aged Briton sees nothing wrong in care-freely conducting this procedure and worse even, outside a health facility – he meets up with clients in a hotel room or unbelievably, in a ‘public toilet’.
Simon does not function on charity bases; he advertises his services on Facebook and is paid £50 for his services. In other words this is what he does for a living and like he says, wants to make a resounding name for it.
Artificial insemination in the western world is not a new thing but the striking thing in this case is working without a license. What is the guarantee that his clients don’t go away with infections and serious health complications. According to BBC,
“Very few women are eligible for artificial insemination on the NHS as the criteria are very strict. Private licensed clinics cost between £500 and £1,000 for each cycle of treatment. Men are allowed to father no more than 10 children.”
And here we have a man who has fathered well over that number, almost a community size, with no form of regulation. A little puzzle might be surrounding the publicity behind himself and his services, Isn’t there supposed to be some sort confidentiality clauses attached to contracts like this. Why the whole buzz?
It is worthy to mention that this unlicensed donor has been married twice and has teenage sons, one of whom manages his FB page for him. Simon says he “knew he wanted more kids” and I can’t but wonder if this is what fatherhood is all about?
Video Source: BBC