This is more of a hypothetical scenario than something I'm suggesting should happen. I'm curious to see people's opinions on it.
We'll totally ignore the eugenics & logistics aspect - lets say they'd be a blanket acceptance regardless of family background, health conditions etc & there's enough storage for everyone.
If the NHS offered you a free vasectomy (already currently available) & free sperm banking (not currently available unless you have a good enough reason), would you take it?
So hypothetically you turn 18, get a vasectomy & the NHS keeps your sperm on ice for until your 50th birthday. You'd have complete control over it - they wouldn't be able to use it without your express permission.
Gents - would you take up the offer?
Ladies - would this be an issue for you if you found out your partner couldn't get you pregnant naturally?
Spoiler:ShowAt a glance: facts about vasectomy
(From the NHS website)
- In most cases, vasectomy is more than 99% effective. Out of 2,000 men who are sterilised, one will get a woman pregnant during the rest of his lifetime.
- Male sterilisation is considered permanent – once it's done, you don't have to think about contraception again.
- You need to use contraception for at least eight weeks after the operation, because sperm stay in the tubes leading to the penis.
- Up to two semen tests are done after the operation, to ensure that all the sperm have gone.
- Your scrotum (ball sack) may become bruised, swollen or painful – some men have ongoing pain in their testicles.
- As with any surgery, there's a slight risk of infection.
- Reversing the operation isn't easy, and is rarely available on the NHS.
- Vasectomy doesn't protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). By using a condom, you’ll protect yourself and your partner against STIs.
If Vasectomy & Sperm Banking was available to all on the NHS for free at 18
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View Poll Results: What is your opinion ?I'm male - Yes definitely00%I'm male - I'd certainly consider it but I'm not sure125.00%I'm male - depends on what my partner said00%I'm male - no way!125.00%I'm female - I'd support it or at least be neutral towards it250.00%I'm female - no way. I want to conceive naturally00%