Doctor using own sperm

Did this Idaho OB/GYN secretly use his own sperm to get a patient pregnant?

Source Idaho Statesman

A doctor in Eastern Idaho is accused of secretly using his own sperm to fertilize a patient in 1980. Almost 40 years later, the baby is a grown woman who says she just learned the truth from a mail-in DNA test.

She and her parents are suing the doctor, who is now retired. The lawsuit says:

Sally Ashby and Howard Fowler were having trouble conceiving in 1979. They went to Dr. Gerald Mortimer, who ran an OB/GYN practice in Idaho Falls, looking for help.
The problem, Mortimer told them, was that Ashby had a tipped uterus and Fowler’s sperm count and motility were low.

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