Thanks to Australia’s gay men, the number of sperm donors in the country is increasing, ABC reported. As per the statistical data from the Fertility Society of Australia, the country’s sperm donors are comprised mostly of men from the United States. Usually, lesbian couples are the number one market of sperms from gay donors. In fact, a gay man in the United Kingdom had fathered 10 babies of lesbian women he met on Facebook.
Donating sperm to strangers is like a gamble. In this case, there are no free bookie bets that will allow you to try the game before investing in it. For instance, a British gay man donated his sperm to a lesbian couple years ago. But when they got separated, the child was raised by one of them. Due to a law regarding sperm donation, the gay man was forced to give child support to the kid he fathered.
May it be because of the financial benefits or out of love, some gay men give away their sperm. However, gay men in the United States are now prohibited from donating their sperm. This is in lieu with the recent guidelines of the Food and Drug Agency that bars gay men from donating sperm. According to the said agency, gay men are at high risk of carrying the AIDS virus.
There are also uncertainties surrounding gay sperm donors. Will their biological child turn out gay? Will the children be okay that their biological father is gay?
Gay Genes and Homosexuality
Homosexuality is definitely a hot issue. Some people argue that environmental factors trigger homosexuality. There are also those who believe that our genes are at fault here. However, research shows that genetics influences our sexual orientation.
Soon-to-be parents need not to worry about their children hating them for choosing a gay sperm donor. In fact, a study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that kids who have gay dads are as well-adjusted as kids of straight parents. Other data illustrate that 88 percent of the surveyed group observed that their children are not depressed about their situation. That being said, at least one-fifth of the children experienced slurs from other people because of their gay dads.
In the end, regardless of the gay sperm situation, how the children view the world and make out of their situation depends on their upbringing.