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Commercialisation gains prominence in today’s sperm donation

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From the past few decades, the infertility centres have mushroomed with new hopes for the childless couples and jobless young gigolos. Nowadays, many doctors have set up a sperm shop with a few young, smart, and intelligent sperm producers. I would like to call ‘sperm producers’ rather than donors. Sperm donation is the provision (or ‘donation’) by a man (known as a ‘sperm donor’), of his sperm, with the intention that it can be used to impregnate a woman who is not his sexual partner. While the sperm donor is the natural or biological father of every child produced as a result of his donations, he is generally not intended to be the legal or de jure father. Depending on the jurisdiction and its laws, he may or may not later be eligible to seek parental rights or be held responsible for parental obligations.

Sperm is often donated through a sperm bank or clinic which is subjected to varying state regulations, including restrictions on donor anonymity and number of offspring. By having sperm provided privately and directly to the intended mother, donors and recipients may avoid legal restrictions but also lose the benefit of legal protections of recipient and donor rights and responsibilities. Heterosexual couples suffering from male infertility, lesbian couples, and single women are the primary recipients of the donor sperm. When going through a sperm bank, they may select their donor on the grounds of looks, personality, academic ability, race, and many other factors.

Pregnancies are usually achieved using donated sperm by artificial insemination (either by ICI or IUI in a clinic, or Intravaginal Insemination at home) and less commonly by In vitro fertilisation (IVF), usually known in this context as ART but insemination may also be achieved by a donor having sexual intercourse with a woman for the sole purpose of initiating conception. This method is known as natural insemination or NI. In India, it’s well-known that couples shopping for sperm demand both looks and brains. What isn’t so well-known, despite being a fairly commonplace, is a more outrageous request: caste-based sperm.

Some years ago, Dr. Saurav Kumar, a Patna based gynaecologist, created a furore when he told a newspaper that childless couples insisted on knowing the caste of sperm donors. However, while one may be tempted to assume that caste biases are entrenched only in the states like Bihar, the city’s infertility experts insist otherwise. Brahmin sperms are in high demand among childless couples; does it mean that most Brahmin couples are childless? However, going by the Indian Council of Medical Research guidelines, medical centres reveal only the religion of the donor, not the caste. Really, this is a very sad thing which is taking place in India too.

In India, however, the donor remains anonymous. All that couples are told is that it is a young, healthy, and fertile physical match. Yet, they persist. They want to match the primary characteristics such as height, skin, and colour with their husband. Mostly, they want someone who is taller and a shade fairer than their husband, who points out that this may be a “very consumeristic” approach. Communities prefer a fair-skinned donor, adding that couples want them to find the closest skin, hair, and eye colour match.

While in a majority of cases, it is the gynaecologists who contact sperm banks and request for semen samples based on the client’s height, skin, and hair colour preferences, some high-flying couples, especially NRIs, visit the sperm bank personally in their desperation. In 2008, when Dilip Patil tried to popularise the concept of sperm donation in India through an awareness booth at IIT’s annual Mood Indigo festival, it was he who said “an anti-climax”. The students were shying that they even avoid going in a lane where he put his stall. His real-life anecdotes about convincing people to donate sperm made it to Vicky Donor. He says that he used references about sperm donation in ancient mythology, props, and money to convince prospect and convert him into donors.

In the movie Vicky Donor, unemployed Vicky is urged by a fertility sexpert to make better use of his ‘wasted’ sperms. He turns this into a ‘productive’ idea until it becomes the origin of more troubles. Looking for designer babies anyone — with the looks of Brad Pitt or eyes of Aishwarya, the stardom of SRK and the talent of Lady Gaga? Well, you need a super-sperm that’s one in a million and Vicky Donor is full of the ‘spunk’ that your fertile imagination needs. He’s the biological dad of 53 healthy children! Want more? That was all about looks but these days the sperms also got in castes. The religion and the caste too play a major role.

I was surprised when I was reading an interview of Dr. Aniruddh Malpani, an infertility expert, who said that Brahmin sperms are in great demand. In my view, it is merely because of media, judiciary, and the so-called group of intellectuals who have been facing constant threats to the false dogmas of “Hinduism” due to serious attacks that are being made against Hinduism’s false story. Hence, the caste Brahmin, being the most dangerous species on earth, constantly poses serious threats to humanity. It is, therefore, the caste Brahmin who is in the commanding position as they rule the media and judiciaries in India, have hatched a conspiracy and given the “Brahmin Sperm theory”. It clearly shows that Brahminism i.e. Hinduism has come so low to save and protect themselves. Brahmin Sperm theory abundantly speaks that the Hindu Gods strictly implement discrimination in producing human being as lowest, lower and higher and highest human divided into several thousands of castes.

 

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Vaidehi Taman
Vaidehi Tamanhttps://authorvaidehi.com
Vaidehi Taman an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with three Honourary Doctorate in Journalism. Vaidehi has been an active journalist for the past 21 years, and is also the founding editor of an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, and The Democracy digital video news portal is her brain child. Vaidehi has three books in her name, "Sikhism vs Sickism", "Life Beyond Complications" and "Vedanti". She is an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, OSCP offensive securities, Certified Security Analyst and Licensed Penetration Tester that caters to her freelance jobs.
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