The situation is alarming in Brussels. French legislation limits the number of artificial inseminations that can be carried out. Sperm from one donor can only be used to inseminate 6 women. That takes care of my afternoon.
In addition sperm from a number of potential donors cannot be used because their sperm was frozen after they made their donation. In such cases the sperm cannot be used for insemination. Fertility clinics hope to tackle the shortage by launching several campaigns to encourage new sperm donors.
They already have waiting lists of women (yea , they always say that) that are awaiting treatment that are full to overflowing. Sperm will in future also be purchased abroad.