Friday, February 17, 2006

Baby Batter, Batter, Batter, Swing! And Miss...

Recently eaten: macaroni, spinach, fried egg
Recent annoyance: drastic changes in temperature during the day and having to dress for them

In this day and age of alternative families and nontraditional family structure, more and more women are turning to sperm banks to conceive children. Although it seems that China should be more worried about the quality of its sperm. Sure, they may have billions of little dark-haired math wizards running around, but who will dominate ping pong, gymnastics, and badminton when there's no good sperm to use? Who, I ask?

Sperm not up to scratch, bank says
"A sperm bank in eastern China is having trouble finding high-quality donors, with 86 per cent of contributions failing to pass muster.

The Zhejiang Family Planing Science Institute, in Zhejiang province's Hangzhou city, has attracted more than 600 volunteers since opening a year ago, but less than 80 reached the required standard, the Beijing Morning Post said. Smoking, drinking and environmental degradation are among the main factors causing the sperm quality to fall to the current level, according to the paper.

Scientific research shows that overall sperm density among Chinese males has dropped by about 40 per cent over the past half century, the paper said."

Seems as though red-blooded American males don't have any problem with sperm density:
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