Will you donate your sperm for some cool cash? If your answer is yes, then this article is for you.
In this post, we at Ghana Insider are going to make known to you the amount of money (salaries) received by sperm donors in Ghana.
Sperm donor salary in Ghana may differ depending on where you are donating the sperm.
This article is not going to cover whether it is legal or illegal to donate sperms in Ghana.
Its beyond our scope. We are only here to let you know how much sperm donors make. Read full information below.
Women how are desiring to have children visit the hospitals to buy sperms donated for fertilization.
Sperm donor salary.
A syringe-sized container of sperm is sold between GHC1,500 and GHC3,500.
That’s a descent amount of money for just donating your sperm.
Health and safety issues associated with sperm donation have also been raised. This is because donors are generally required to present extensive family and personal medical data about genetic disorders, as well as medical evaluation including screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
Legal issues could be raised as well. That is, if the sperm donor has access to the woman’s identity by claiming to be the biological father of the child when the child becomes successful in life..
Speaking to the Times, a medical expert at the hospital, who asked not to be named, said the donors were taken through series of blood test and sperm analysis to ensure that their sperm did not contain any disease that could be passed on to the customer.
“We further check the hereditary of the person to ensure that the family did not suffer from diseases such as epilepsy, deafness and other serious medical ailments before the sperm is donated,” the source said.
It further noted that, most of the women who want to purchase the sperm were concern about the ethnic background of the donor, explaining “that a woman who has a Fanti husband would like the sperm from a Fanti man”.
“Other women also prefer a sperm from a Northern, Ewe, Ashanti or Ga because they are married to men from those ethnic backgrounds,” it added.
The source said single women and foreign women who patronized the sperms preferred sperms from tall and dark male donors.
It said others also like to look at the background of the donor, such as profession, physical appearance and status in society.
The source noted that, though most women come alone for insemination, others are also encouraged by their husbands to undergo such exercise due to their inabilities to make them pregnant.
Other men, the source said, look for donors for their wives to be sure that the specific sperm would be used for fertilization.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of Korle Bu, Mr. Mustapha Salifu, said the authorities were unaware of such practices in the hospital, and added that it would not be surprising that some doctors would engage in such practices.
He said it would be illegal for doctors in the health profession to use the hospital to engage in such illegal activities.
He indicated however that, the hospital had plans of establishing a sperm bank and that until that was done, such activities would be regarded as illegal at the hospital.
Selling sperm is completely legal in most countries except Australia and Vatican City, however in Ghana it could raise numerous religious, social, health and legal debates.
Some religious leaders had agitated in the past that, a married woman who purchased sperms from another man could invite the intrusion of the other man’s seed into herself.
This act they consider as adulterous, even if the husband consented to the purchase.