As I was randomly flipping through the April issue of TIME magazine today I came across an article entitled 'Frozen Assets'. Initially I thought it was going to be another boring article regarding finance and investments and whatnot. Boy was I wrong. I was really intrigued by what the author had to say.
The article was actually about how the US had the fastest growing sperm bank business in the world. It was also becoming one of the most lucrative business as well. A healthy man with a college degree, with a height of more than 176cm, can earn up to $60 per ejaculation. Wow! And the 'donors' were profiled according to their height, appearance and education level. So, the 'inferior' specimen gets lower pay. A donor with good quality goods can earn up to $60,000 over the span of 2 years.
This made me thinking, would I do such a thing for money? Or even if not for money, lets say I do it out of the kindness of my heart to help out those poor couples out there yearning for children but unable due to various reasons, would I still do it?
For me, the answer would be 'no'. I don't think I want to father a child / children without ever knowing who they are, or how they are being brought up. And I don't want to have to wonder, when I am walking down the streets 20 years from now and bumped into a familiar face, whether he/she is actually a product from my loin.
I suppose some gays out there might be thinking that this is one of the ways for them to 'procreate'. And they would be right. If you don't ever, ever want to get married to the opposite sex, how else can you make sure you actually leave something behind, a mark if you will to signify your existence, when you leave this earth?
Of course, this raises so many social, ethical, and moral issues that I won't even go into.
So the question of the day is, would you consider to be a sperm donor?
|John Abraham produced a movie called 'Vicky Donor' which dealt with the issue of sperm donors. Isn't he just too yummy?|