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Find yourself strapped for cash a little more often than you would like? Contemplating taking on a part-time job to make ends meet? Sure, you could do that — but at what price? Maybe you should consider making some extra money another way: by selling your body. What we are talking about is making bank off your blood, your baby-making juice, and everything in between. With more and more prospective parents relying on artificial insemination to start a family, the U. Not every guy can make a quick buck with his babymakers, however, as sperm banks tend to be pretty choosy.
At least, this is not the usual practice in Singapore. After all, there are more altruistic reasons to do so. There are also some men who harbour genetic defects.
The year-old said his wife suggested the idea after her friend used a donor to conceive and found a surprisingly small number of Canadians to choose from. The sperm bank is so limited that over the years, Canadian women searching for a suitable sperm donor to conceive have increasingly looked to the U. Repromed is the only clinic in Canada that recruits local men, explained sperm bank director Dr.