I had two children with sperm donors who NEVER told me about his Fragile X Syndrome

An ANXIOUS mother has voiced her concerns after her sperm donor hid his genetic condition from her.

James MacDougall, 37, fathered 15 children with gay women without telling them he has a terminal illness called Fragile X.

MacDougall fathered 15 children without telling their mothers about his condition

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MacDougall fathered 15 children without telling their mothers about his condition
The 37-year-old suffers from Fragile X Syndrome, a rare genetic disease

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The 37-year-old suffers from Fragile X Syndrome, a rare genetic diseasePhoto credit: Getty

And although a judge decided to reveal his identity to prevent other women from using him as a sperm donor, he insists he “did a good thing”.

A 24-year-old Derbyshire mother who had two children who used MacDougall’s sperm donations after seeing his advert on social media now fears the disease has been passed on to her daughter.

She told Mail Online: “I’m furious that James might have passed this on to my daughter.

“He never mentioned it. He should have told me about his condition but he didn’t and I blame him.”

She added: “I’ve researched the syndrome and she has many characteristics, she doesn’t speak, she hates bright lights and the school took that up and raised concerns. It can also prevent them from having babies.

“I’m waiting for her to be tested and have speech and language therapy but there is a massive backlog because of Covid.

“I’m furious that James might have passed that on to her.”

The mother, who paid MacDougall £10 for travel expenses, has now warned other women, saying she doesn’t think “he’ll ever stop trying to donate sperm”.

MacDougall’s identity was revealed after he asked the courts to spend some time with four of the children he fathered, aged up to three.

Mrs Justice Lieven, sitting in Derby, denied him parental responsibility and said he should be named to prevent other women from using him as a sperm donor.

The genetic condition, which is heritable, results in low IQ and developmental delay and cannot be cured.

MacDougall promoted private sperm donation on social media

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MacDougall promoted private sperm donation on social media

What is Fragile X Syndrome?

FRAGILE X syndrome is a genetic condition affecting approximately 1 in 4,000 men and 1 in 6,000 women.

It can cause various learning, social, attentional, language, behavioral, and emotional problems.

Some may also have connective tissue problems such as difficulty breastfeeding, hyperflexibility, hypotension, recurrent ear infections, mitral valve prolapse, and flat feet.

About 1 in 3 people with Fragile X Syndrome will also be diagnosed with autism.

Although there is currently no cure for it, there are a number of treatments and management strategies.

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