Rather failing the Reverse Chesterton’s Fence here:
Men should be allowed to donate sperm alongside their organs and other body parts, after they have died, doctors have said.
There is currently a huge shortage of sperm donors in Britain, and the UK needs to import semen from countries such as Denmark, which ships around 3,000 samples each year and the US which sends 4,000.
Now, two doctors, writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics have called for men to be able to donate their sperm at death.
Instead of working out how to increase donations, why not try working out why we’ve got too few? What is it about donation the way we do it which reduces the supply as opposed to the way the Danes or Americans do it which clearly produces an excess supply over their domestic needs?
Americans tend to pay for donations, we don’t. Donors in this country risk an 18 year old turning up to say “‘Ullo Daddy” which Danes don’t.
Perhaps, if we changed those two rules then there would be sufficient domestic production? As anyone who has cleaned the bedroom of a teenage boy will know, sperm is not exactly one of those things in short general supply. Thus it must, simply must, be our system of collection which is at fault, no?