A man who aims to father 2,500 children by having unprotected sex with scores of women has revealed he only gets tested for sexually transmitted diseases once a year.
The self-appointed sperm donor, known as ‘Joe Donor’, first made headlines when he said he wanted to impregnate as many women as possible on 60 Minutes last week.
But Joe’s latest confession caused quite a stir and was met with serious health warnings from Australian gynecologists.
Professional sperm donor ‘Joe’ (pictured) has revealed he gets tested for STDs once annually
Joe said he only gets tested for sexually transmitted diseases once a year, but his ‘clients’ have nothing to worry about.
‘I do testing at least annually… The last time was in September, as recommended by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia,’ Joe told news.com.au.
The stocky 47-year-old arrived in Australia in January in a bid to impregnate 15 more women.
Claiming to already have fathered 100 children worldwide, the shock confession has prompted health professionals to issue an urgent warning.
Fertility specialist Sonya Jessup said Joe should be tested for STDs ‘after every patient he sleeps with’.
‘If he has had unprotected sex with someone, he should undergo a full STD screening immediately afterwards,’ Dr Jessup said.
Joe Doner (left) claims to be a modern day white knight, helping women who are not able to conceive naturally
She also says he should wait weeks between partners as it takes at least three months for a positive HIV result to appear on any tests.
Joe’s sporadic tests should be taken as a red flag to potential partners, she says, claiming he could have no idea what genetic diseases he could be passing on, and noting there would always be a risk having unprotected sex with a stranger.
‘You don’t know whether that stranger is carrying an STD, so it doesn’t seem a very sensible way to go about things,’ she said.
One Melbourne woman earlier revealed why she turned to the American sperm donor in her quest to have a baby.
Sharney Malone-Bowen was one of a dozen clients of the self-proclaimed ‘miracle maker’.
A Melbourne woman (right) who paid an American sperm donor (left) to inseminate her has revealed she felt uneasy after meeting the man who plans to father 2500 kids
Ms Malone-Bowen, 29, appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday night to document her meeting with the donor.
When meeting up with the American at the airport, she appeared relaxed about the experience – even joking ‘he’s very short’ when seeing him for the first time.
The 29-year-old revealed she didn’t have enough money or the patience to go through an IVF clinic, and was desperate to start a family with her wife.
Within an hour of meeting Mr ‘Donor’, she was given a syringe of his ‘super sperm’ for artificial insemination.
The 47-year-old (left) also revealed his favoured method to pass on sperm is natural sex without a condom, but can sell ‘super sperm’ for insemination
It wasn’t until the procedure failed to result in a pregnancy that Sharney and her partner began to question the donor’s motivations and health standards.
‘It’s really strange. I’m honestly not really sure,’ the 29-year-old answered when asked by journalist Liz Hayes what she thought the donor was getting out of it.
Fertility lawyer Stephen Page also criticised the donor, who refuses to reveal his real name, for acting like he was God.
‘I just think he’s dangerous and these women shouldn’t be going anywhere near him,’ he said.
Sharney Malone-Bowen (pictured meeting donor at airport) was one of the clients of the self-appointed international sperm donor
Mr ‘Donor’ revealed he didn’t believe in regular medical check-ups or screenings for sexually transmitted infections – claiming they were money-making schemes.
He said the health risk for women who chose to go to him for his sperm was outweighed by the upside of his clients being able to have children.
‘You are risking women’s lives by your very deliberate actions,’ Hayes said in a fiery exchange.
‘You are not helping anyone. You liken yourself to some doctor on call for desperate women.’
‘The real risk is that a woman will die a spinster without a child,’ Joe shot back.
The client said she was more apprehensive about the process than when she first met the donor (pictured) and revealed she was using fertility treatment as an alternative to artificial insemination