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Danish sperm donors are in high demand

Published Sep 13, 2018, 4:39 pm IST
Updated Sep 13, 2018, 4:39 pm IST
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Danish sperm donors are in high demand. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Danish sperm donors are in high demand. (Photo: Pixabay)

Data released by the UK government in August revealed Danish semen to be most popular among single, middle-class, affluent and well-educated women across the country, the Daily Mail reported.

Figures show that Danish semen makes up almost half of all non-British male reproductive material imported into the UK.


Women are shelling out close to  £460 per laboratory issue 'straw'. The cost is even higher when IVF treatment is involved.

Sperm bank Cryos sends Danish sperm all over the world. Its CEO Peter Reeslev believes his clinic is responsible for close to 6,000 babies in Britain.

Cryos’ has nearly 500 donors in the books. They are all thoroughly vetted. Donors are paid almost £54 and some even 'deposit' twice a week.

Danish sperm has been in high demand and has become increasingly popular.

"It is difficult to be precise because there is no obligation for women to report back to us," he told the Daily Mail, "but we're keen to understand the numbers involved, so we’ve introduced a new system to encourage them to do so, with a financial incentive."


What is about Danish sperm that's so appealing? Amanda Tinker, a British woman who used a Danish sperm donor to have her baby Jamie, told the Daily Mail:

"They are a good-looking bunch, but they are not all Alexander Skarsgard,’ she laughs, referencing the hunky (Swedish) actor.

"They are human. Some have big noses and buck teeth, but you go with what is available at the time. In my case I went for someone who was roughly the right height and the blond hair was more about matching my colouring.

"Scandinavians have a healthier attitude to sex and procreation. They see it as honourable."