Danish sperm bank Cryos, the largest depository of donated sperm in the world, is turning down gingers.
"I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the
partner - for example, the sterile male - has red hair, or because the lone
woman has a preference for redheads. And that's perhaps not so many,
especially in the latter case."
This is not good news. For a start, it's a fairly blatant demonstration of how redheads continue to be deemed somehow "less desirable" than people with more traditional hair colors. Secondly, and more importantly, it puts a serious dampener on my planned Militant Ginger Mail Order Sperm Company.
Cryos supply bespoke sperm to over 65 countries worldwide. That raises a question I've always had about sperm donation and test tube babies: What does it say about our society when creating test tube babies is a billion dollar industry, yet at any given time there are 120,000 children up for adoption in the United States alone?
And another issue, particular to Britain and other European countries. Given the number of children up for adoption, is it appropriate that fertility treatment is offered by the National Health Service, and other taxpayer funded health care funds?
How do you feel about the issue?