Tasmania Faces Sperm Bankruptcy

Dec 26, 2009 • Fertility and Babbys, News

LOL. Sorry about the title. We know this isn’t funny. But come on–it was too easy.

OK, so here’s the deal: there’s a sperm drought in Tasmania. They’re down to four viable sperm donors and for the first time in its 35-year history, women looking for donors are having to be placed on a waiting list.

The state’s IVF director Bill Watkins said the cause is a combination of fewer men donating sperm, and more interstate women draining the state’s supply.

Health Minister Lara Giddings has called on the state’s men to help end the drought.

“I would encourage males who are prepared to look at donating sperm to do exactly that because there are many couples in the community struggling to have a child,” she said in a statement.

Will Tasmania’s men rise to the occasion? Cum all ye viable!

All right, all right. We’ll stop.

Information via The Courier Mail.