Infertility: FG urged to establish Sperm Banks in Nigeria

Infertility: FG urged to establish Sperm Banks in Nigeria
Worried over the problem of infertility and childlessness, a team of researchers from the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan has called on the Federal Government to,

as a matter of urgency, establish sperm banks in the country and encourage anonymous donors of sperms and female eggs to such banks. The research team has also canvassed an aggressive advocacy and public sensitization for the Government to provide medical, legal and social support for women seeking to have children of their own “because women’s exclusion / marginalization does not occur in isolation, rather it is connected to other forms of legal and social exclusion.”
This was part of the recommendations of the monthly NISER Research Seminar Series (NRSS) for October titled “Women Bigamists in Southeast Nigeria:  The Social Contradictions of the Feminist Struggles”. Presenting the paper, Dr. Amaka Theresa Oriaku Emordi of the Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife advocated the enactment of a law that would ensure that “the problem of infertility is not a lonely road for infertile women, but a problem that should be handled by both individuals involved, that is, the husband and wife.” Specifically, she called for adequate protection by the law and adequate provision for the administration of justice against dehumanizing treatment on childless women especially in the rural villages

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