Demand for gay sperm donors is reaching an all-time high as individuals looking for fertility treatment consider exactly what role they would like a donor to play in their lives. It may seem to those on the outside that all sperm is much the same, but just as some will be looking for certain genetic potential when choosing a donor, others will be looking at how they might be able to include the donor in their child’s life, or how trying to find a biological father later down the line could affect their child once they make contact.
Furthermore, gay men that visit sperm banks tend to be more open to the option of being involved in a child’s life at some stage or at least to being contacted by the child if they decide they wish to at some point. This leaves far more options open for those receiving a sperm donation, meaning that decisions can be made later as opposed to being settled on there and then.
With many same sex couples preferring to use the sperm of other homosexual individuals over heterosexual ones and with homosexual males being perceived as far more sensitive and in turn far more likely to be a positive influence on a child, the demand for gay sperm donors is now outweighing demand for sperm from heterosexual males.
Yet, there are still very few gay sperm donors currently on record with fertility clinics. As such, gay men are being urged to come forward and offer up donations; and with numerous gay men not looking to have their own children, such an approach offers the perfect way to pass on genes without procreating as part of a heterosexual couple. It also offers those couples looking for a donor a great deal more scope as to how they bring up their child and the contact they have with the donor further down the line.