Saturday, 9 March 2013
Nigerian men now sell their sperms has donor to infertile couples
Here's an article I found on Linda Ikeji Blog
As the Nigerian economic condition bites harder, many male citizens are now ready to sell their semen to couples who need them for procreation, P.M.News finding has revealed.
Many of the respondents to the vox pop conducted by our correspondent said they would not hesitate to donate their sperm for cash as long as it is not for ritual purposes but to help couples battling with infertility have children.
Those who said they would not mind making their sperm available for sale included young men as well as married men.
Donation of sperm and female eggs to couples and fertility clinics, considered a normal practice in most parts of the western world, had been a discrete practice in Nigeria due to the country’s religious and cultural beliefs.
Only four of the 25 male respondents said they would never engage in such an act with the excuse that it was sinful.
Some of those favourably disposed to it said they would donate their semen based on the condition that they would not be made to know who exactly needs it while others said they were only concerned with the money that would come from the transaction.
“Why won’t I sell mine if I see a possible buyer?” asked Chibuike Nnamdi who sells women’s wares at the Ojuore market, Ota, Ogun state, Southwest Nigeria.
“As long as it is not for the people to use it for rituals, I am ready oh!,” he said.
A resident of Iyana-Iyesi area of the state, who gave his name simply as Michael, said once the money is good, he would sell his semen.
“Most guys these days ease themselves by masturbating and thus wasting fertile sperm seriously needed by married families battling infertility.
“Therefore, rather than for me to continue to waste mine, I am ready to grab any opportunity that comes with selling it.
“I’m just imagining myself masturbating and instead of someone to scold me, he pays me. That’s good enough,” the graduate of Chemistry said.
Mr. Mike, a married man who has two children, simply asked: “bros, where is it done? Where is the hospital? Introduce me and we will share the proceeds.”
Another married man resident in Ikeja who refused to mention his name but said he had four children, said many male Nigerians including him would sell.
Hear him: “it may sound absurd at first for someone to approach you to sell your sperm for that purpose or for you to even realise that you could sell it, but in the end, you will sell.
“Just imagine how many men have kids outside wedlock, the one they call love kids, which they never tell their family but which continue to trouble them all through life.
“Imagine again, how much you would spend just to have extra-marital affairs with a lady or when you are dating her. In this case, rather than for you to be paying, someone is paying you.”
Mr. Sumanu Giwa, a 40-year old businessman in the Lagos Island area of Lagos, said he would sell on the condition that he was not made to know the family that needs the sperm.
“If I have the opportunity to sell to a hospital, I will gladly do it and make some money which would assist my business,” he said.
Sumanu’s friend, Monday, even gave an insight into another form of sperm donation.
According to him, some men battling with infertility and have no money to buy sperm from fertility clinic now pay young healthy and fertile men to sleep with and impregnate their wives.
“There would be an understanding between the man and his wife. Then they would travel very far and look for a man very distant from them who would sleep with the woman for pay,” he said.
He said one of his friends living in Asaba, Delta state now has a child from such mutual and confidential arrangement.