With demand for sperm growing rapidly - particularly from single Sydney women - clinics are importing vials from the US on a monthly basis.
"The demand is incredible and continually rising," said John Braine, from Fertility East in Bondi Junction.
The most surprising trend has been a 40 per cent rise in the number of single women seeking sperm donors.
"These are women, aged from 35 to 40, who are single, attractive career women, who cannot find a man to have a baby with," he said.
While Sydney's man-drought had compounded the problem, new laws giving children the right to know the identity of donor parents was a big factor in the decline in donor numbers. As a result, there are fewer than five registered sperm donors in NSW.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Can't these women simply visit their local club? I'm sure they will find someone who will be happy to help.