I am from the city of Pune, India and I am very interested in becoming a sperm donor, since many male friends from the US have donated their sperm successfully, and I want to help, too and get some money for that. But as we are religious people and taking into account how we Hindi people see fertility issues, I am not quite sure whether sperm donation is legal in India. I’d like to know as well if getting money for sperm donation is allowed in India.
Pranav Guptas11/06/2015 at 8:02 am
Very interesting question. Thank you. The truth is, sperm donation is still a taboo in India unlike other countries such as the US or Russia, for example. But this does not mean it is illegal, since you can find a wide range of sperm banks in India. To sum up, it is a sort of social stigma still.
Apart from that, many men who have donated their sperm in India have admitted doing so to fulfill their material needs; therefore, there is still a lot to be done to spread the altruistic side of this act. In fact, sperm donation is defined by many as a “market phenomenon” in this country, where both social relations and benefits can arise because of doing so. This answers to your second question, too.
Hope I have clarified your doubts,
Best wishes11/06/2015 at 1:24 pm