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Gay Community Helps Ease Sperm Donation Shortage for Australian Women
A recruitment drive aimed at gay men has contributed to a significant reduction in the waiting times for Australian women seeking a sperm donor in their bid to have a baby, according to a leading IVF specialist. IVF Australia spokesman Professor Michael Chapman said Australian women were waiting up to 18 months for donor sperm about a year ago. The waiting time was now about eight weeks, thanks largely to improved supply from overseas clinics and to a local donor drive that targeted gay men.