Business booms for Danish sperm (or: death of the family?)

Selecting a potential father for your children, it turns out, is not unlike shopping online.

“A lot of our clients typically want their donor to be at least 180cm [5ft 11in] tall and have blue eyes,” says Peter Bower, director of Nordic Cryobank, who is showing me his database of sperm donors.

Customers narrow their computer search to eliminate men who are under or over a certain weight in kilos.

They can click on a candidate’s profile and, for a fee, download an audio interview and a photograph of him as a baby. read more

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