Editor's note. More than 40 million Chinese people are diagnosed with infertility, The rapid rise of the infertility rate, which is 3 percent higher than 20 years ago, is most pronounced among people aged between 25 and 30, according to survey results released by China Population Association. Although a growing number of Chinese men are willing to give blood, most are still too embarrassed to even talk about sperm, let alone offer a sample.
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Sperm being frozen for future use. Photo: CFP. Medical staff inspecting sperm count. Placing sperm into a cryopreservation storage facility. Source:Global Times Published: Shanghai Human Sperm Bank is facing a shortage!
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Fudan University opens new sperm bank to better serve infertile Chinese couples. Photo: VCG Even after Chinese authorities loosened birth policies to increase the population and tackle the dire shortage of China's labor force, the national birth rate has failed to rise by much, as many Chinese families simply cannot afford to have a second child. Meanwhile, a proportion of Chinese families are in fact desperate to have a child but are physically unable to because of infertility.
By MailOnline Reporter. A sperm bank in south-western China has been in desperate need for male citizens to donate their sperm and help solve its semen shortage. The fertility clinic in Yunnan province said that they were struggling to help wannabe parents after the number of volunteers dropped drastically due to the coronavirus outbreak, without going into details.