Denmark, IVF

Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?

Source BBC

Despite previous attempts to limit access to treatment, Denmark now has the biggest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the world.

Visit any park in Denmark and the chances are many of the children playing there were born using IVF or donor sperm. Denmark leads the world in the use of ART to build families – an estimated 10% of all births involve such techniques.

Everyone in Denmark knows someone who has gone through IVF and talking about it is no taboo – chats at the schools gates or even church frequently revolve around the origins of people’s children.

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Danish, Denmark, Sperm Bank, UK

UK – The Brexit crisis nobody is talking about? Our need for Danish sperm

Source Wired

The UK is heavily reliant on foreign sperm donors – and Denmark is responsible for more than its fair share. Then along came Brexit…

Brexit keeps surprising us. The latest industry that might be under threat if the UK leaves the EU without a deal is allegedly that of sperm donation.
Specifically, Danish sperm donation.
The Department of Health and Social Care revealed last week that 3,000 sperm samples were imported from Denmark to the UK in the last year, and nightmare scenarios were quick to flourish. The risk of Danish sperm being held up at British borders because of unclear custom arrangements seems to have never been so real.

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Denmark, Sperm Donor

Why are British women using Danish sperm to get pregnant?

Source Metro

Despite the fact that Danish men are renowned for being tall, psychically fit gentlemen, they are not actually involved in the child’s life – but is that the whole clue? A paper from the Department of Health and Social Care revealed on Friday that Danish semen made up almost half of all non-British male reproductive material imported to the UK with 3,000 samples last year.

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