Skip to comments.Homosexuals unfit sperm donors
Posted on 08/08/2006 9:02:26 AM PDT by Kurt_Hectic
Oslo's Sperm Bank seeks to double its number of donors but is not interested in contributions from homosexuals.
A legislative change in January 2005 gave the child of a sperm donation the right to know the identity of the donor when reaching age 18. The sperm bank at Rikshospitalet, Oslo has been trying various recruitment drives to make up for the resulting reluctance but the Bank is far from its goal of finding 30-40 new donors every year, newspaper Dagsavisen reports.
Nevertheless, the Bank is unwilling to accept homosexual donors, despite the regulations not mentioning the exclusion of this group.
Laboratory chief Peter Fedorcsak is opposed to homosexual donors, and questions their psychological suitability for being donors.
"The main motivation for a donor must be a desire to help others, not, for example, donating sperm in order to spread one's own genes," Fedorcsak told Dagsavisen.
Fedorcsak said that both he and others at the Sperm Bank increasingly often turn down interested donors because the potential donors turn out to be most interested in getting children.
"This is one of the challenges we have now that donors are no longer anonymous," Fedorcsak said. Potential donors are asked about their sexual proclivity during an interview. "This is a very complicated question. It is not clear that we should just say yes to homosexuals," Fedorcsak said.
Norway's other national sperm bank in Haugesund sees no problem with accepting homosexual donors.
"We want a cross-section of maleness in Norway. Some men are homosexual, so that would be just fine," said operations manager Eva Bakke at the Haugesund Sperm Bank.
Jon Reidar Øyan, head of the Norwegian National Association of Lesbian and Gay Liberation (LLH), said the Rikshospitalet was playing judge and that homosexuals could well be better suited psychologically as donors.
"As homosexuals today we live with the donor problem. Some homosexuals have chosen to help lesbian friends and acquaintances, yes, there is a tradition for identified donors in homosexual circles," Øyan said.
It's the only way they have to thwart Darwin.
The best way, as always has been, is to make donations DIRECTLY to the host, personally.....
Do they donate the old-fashioned way? If so, that would be extremely ironic.
I don't know if it has anything to do with anything, but isn't Rikshospitalet one of the first hospitals to come in contact with the AIDS virus? They had a very ill person come in with unexplained illnesses (and subsequently died) that was later attributed to AIDS. This was way back in the early 80's.
You know the difference between a lesbian and an elephant?
Ten pounds and a flannel shirt.
They would both be saying, "ewwww" the whole time.
God I would hope so. Gene pools are supposed to strengthen not deteriorate.
!Norway needs our help!
The clinic's policy sounds logical to me Captain.
Homosexuals insist that they're born, not made. If homosexuality is genetic, then perhaps it's also inheritable.
Sarcasm alert --- They are being "homophopic" aren't they? If there was a policy in this country like that, there would be lawsuits to prevent discrimination on the donation of sperm.