(BBC) Business booms for Danish sperm

In Denmark, sperm donation does not have to come with a name and telephone number – unlike in Britain and in a fast-increasing number of other European countries.

That has made Denmark something of a Mecca for foreign women who want to conceive by artificial insemination, because it has no shortage of officially screened and tested semen.

Danish clinics which provide insemination (often for a fraction of the price of similar treatment in the UK) have three main types of customer: lesbian couples, heterosexual couples and single women. It is the final category which is growing – by far – the fastest.

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8 comments on “(BBC) Business booms for Danish sperm

  1. Jeremy Bonner says:

    [i]Power without responsibility, the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.[/i]

    Stanley Baldwin on the press, but it seems to fit here. Especially depressing for those struggling with infertility, but for whom such an option is morally precluded.

  2. Terry Tee says:

    Presumably only a journalist with the sensitivity to religion of someone who works at the BBC could use Mecca as a metaphor in a report on artificial insemination.

  3. Teatime2 says:

    Oh, I dunno. There’s something amusingly ironic about the lesbian woman quoted in the story and her partner choosing lusty Nordic (Viking) sperm to create their children. They — and folks like them — could be helping to create a bunch of strapping, unapologetically heterosexual he-men! LOL

  4. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    #3 Teatime

    …create a bunch of strapping, unapologetically heterosexual he-men! LOL

    More likely to create a number of short, anxious and sometimes pernickety, fish-eating North Germans who leave the office at 5 pm sharp, although they can be good company and are polite to a fault.

  5. Teatime2 says:

    LOL Pageantmaster.

    Nah, the ladies are apparently choosing tall, blue-eyed Danes if the story is correct. So, I’m picturing, in 20 years time, these He-Man looking types (and their She-Ra counterparts) enthusiastically flexing about and populating Europe! It’s my fantasy, and I’m sticking to it. 😉

  6. Larry Morse says:

    Well, Teatime, it is the last category that interests me more.
    Clerk: Yes, Ma’am. How may I help you?
    SingWom: Yes, thank you, I need top get knocked up, but I am exceedingly busy. How much time is required?
    Clerk: How much time do you have?
    Singmom: I have the time if you have the money ha ha ha ha but seriously, could you get me knocked up,say, on Friday afternoon, perhaps between 1 and 1:15? I need to catch a plane to Chicago immediately afterwards for a meeting. I shall have supper with my boyfriend, but neither of us as the time for the customary up-knocking procedure.

  7. Teatime2 says:

    Larry, I’d be very concerned indeed if your interest mirrored my own in strapping, blue-eyed Danish men!

  8. Larry Morse says:

    LOL Thou speakest true, Old Cup of Oolong. Larry