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  • Facebook, Apple to pay employees for egg freezing, sperm donors October 15, 2014

    New York: Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages - frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help...
  • White US woman sues over sperm from black donor October 3, 2014

    Cleveland: A woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. The Ohio woman is seeking damages and wants to ensure the sperm bank doesn't make a similar mistake...
  • Sari-clad, 67-year-old British grandma claims semen facials are her secret to glowing skin, a trick she picked up in India March 20, 2014

    A 67-year-old British grandmother has claimed that regular facials using human sperm has kept her skin glowing and youthful. Stella Ralfini said she picked up the anti-ageing trick during her stay in India while she was studying 'tantra'. A Daily Mail story quotes her as saying "It's worth thousands and...
  • Shoojit Sircar: I did a sperm dance in my room! March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: An ecstatic Shoojit Sircar did what he described as a 'sperm dance' in his room in Hyderabad after he heard his film Vicky Donor has shared a National Award for the Best Popular Film for providing wholesome entertainment with Ustad Hotel (Malayalam). Produced by Sunil Lulla, John Abraham, Ronnie...
  • US man accuses girlfriend of 'stealing' sperm March 3, 2013

    Washington: In a bizarre case, a man in the US is suing a fertility clinic and his former girlfriend for stealing his sperm and then conceiving a child without his permission. Layne Hardin from Louisiana is suing the fertility clinic and his former girlfriend Toby Devall after the sperm bank...
  • Beware! Your laptop could be 'cooking' your sperm November 6, 2012

    London: A UK man who was struggling to have a baby was stunned after doctors diagnosed that his laptop had caused heat damage to his sperms. As a result, the 30yearold electrician Scott Reed and his wife, Laura, were finding it hard to conceive. Reed started using his laptop on...
  • Herman Melville's MobyDick Google doodle October 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A white sperm whale looms on the background of the Google doodle for October 18 that commemorates the 161st anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville's landmark novel MobyDick. Google's MobyDick doodle depicts a scene from the novel and shows Captain Ahab commandeering a whaling boat with a harpoon...
  • Man sues exwife for 'stealing his frozen sperm' September 24, 2012

    London: An Emirati man has sued his Russian exwife for stealing his frozen sperm to get pregnant without his knowledge. The man from Abu Dhabi said that shortly before their divorce, his Russian wife was secretly inseminated with his sperm at a clinic where they had earlier sought fertility treatment. The couple...
  • Now, a handsfree sperm extractor for donors September 24, 2012

    London: A hospital in China has introduced sperm extractors with an adjustable massage pipe and screen that plays films for users to help them extract sperm. The massage pipe of the pink, grey and white machine can be adjusted according to the height of its user, the Daily Mail reported Friday. The...
  • Sperm donation is a good cause: Ranbir Kapoor June 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who enthralled the audiences with his performance in 'Rockstar', feels that sperm donation is a good cause. "Sperm donation is a good thing. After all you are helping someone," the 30yearsold told reporters Tuesday when he was asked how he feels about sperm donation. Ever since the movie...
  • My earthiness is my USP: Ayushmann Khurana May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Vicky Donor' star Ayushmann Khurana says his boy next door image is what made him popular among the audience and he would like to maintain that throughout his acting career. The 27yearold VJturnedactor says he believes in being natural and is not willing to project a certain image...
  • 'Vicky Donor' is not about sex education: Writer April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Juggling between advertising, script writing and motherhood, 'Vicky Donor' writer Juhi Chaturvedi is enjoying her new found celebrity status to the fullest. Based on sperm donation, 'Vicky Donor' has made her a star overnight. With some more films in her kitty, Juhi is all set to take Bollywood...
  • Weekend BO: Hate Story and Vicky Donor do well April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Both Hate Story and Vicky Donor did good business over the weekend at single screens and multiplexes drawing in a nett Rs 6.60 crore and Rs 7 crore respectively, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh and the director of Hate Story Vivek Agnihotri said. While Vicky...
  • A fan requests John Abraham to donate his sperm April 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Be it Bollywood or Hollywood, fanfare has no limit. John Abraham, who has been constantly receiving emails and letters at his house ever since he mentioned his belief in sperm donation, recently had quite an experience. The actorproducer is said to have received a strange request from a married woman,...
  • John Abraham promotes 'Vicky Donor' in the capital April 16, 2012

    John Abraham was in the capital to promote his maiden home production 'Vicky Donor' along with lead actor Ayushman Khurana. ...
  • John's 'Vicky Donor' based on a true incident? April 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The inspiration behind John Abraham's upcoming film on sperm donation actually came from the actor's close friends. The, couple who were married for several years, had to rely on a sperm donor to have a child they could call their own. A close friend of John says, "One of their...
  • 'Vicky Donor' Ayushmann: Sperm donation common March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: VJturnedactor Ayushmann Khurrana has chosen to be different. With 'Vicky Donor', an uncoventional film on sperm donation, he is glad that his debut project deals with a common issue seldom talked about in the country. "This film will not only entertain you, it will enlighten you about sperm donation....
  • Chennai couple seek a sperm donor from IIT January 14, 2012

    Chennai: Desirous of having high IQ level progeny, a citybased couple have placed an online advertisement seeking a sperm donor preferably an IITian for artificial insemination for a compensation of Rs 20,000. The couple in their advertisement have said that the ideal candidate for sperms "should be an IIT student, healthy,...
  • Whale sperm, orgasmic feet top bad science list December 29, 2011

    London: From whale sperm to colon cleansers to the shape of a woman's foot when she has an orgasm, celebrities did not disappoint during 2011 with their penchant for peddling suspect science in the world's media. In its annual list of what it considers the year's worst abuses against science, the...
  • Using wifi on a laptop 'damages sperm' November 30, 2011

    London: Here's an advice for the techsavvy generation browsing the net on a laptop computer connected with wireless technology can damage sperm counts, a new study has claimed. An international team has discovered that a laptop, using wifi, which is placed near male reproductive organs reduced men's sperm quality...
  • VJanchor Ayushman set to make film debut October 7, 2011

    Mumbai: After Ranvir Shorey, Purab Kohli and Ranvijay Singh, it is time for another VJ to rock the cinema world. Active as a television anchor and VJ, Ayushman Khurrana will now be seen on the big screen in Shoorjit Sircar's quirkily titled film, 'Vicky Donor'. Ayushman plays a Punjabi cricket playersperm...
  • World's first artificial sperm created in lab August 5, 2011

    London: Scientists claim to have for the first time created viable artificial sperm using stem cells, a major breakthrough which they say could lead to new treatments for infertile men. A team at Kyoto University in Japan has created the spermproducing germ cells in a laboratory and transferred them into infertile...
  • Now you can choose your sperm donor! July 26, 2011

    London: Infertile women aspiring to be moms will soon be able to handpick the father of their child, thanks to a catalogue being compiled by the London Sperm Bank. The catalogue lists the personality traits, interests and even fashion sense of the sperm donors, thus enabling the aspiring mothers to pick...
  • Meeting sperm donor dad won't hurt children January 7, 2011

    New York: The 2010 drama "The Kids Are All Right" featured two teens raised by a lesbian couple who decide to contact their biological father an experience that is unlikely to leave scars in real life, two studies said. The studies, published in Human Reproduction, also showed that the majority...
  • Cycling may have impact on sperm health: study December 10, 2010

    New York: Most exercise appears to have little relationship to either the quality or quantity of sperm, but men who bike at least five hours a week have fewer and less active sperm than men who didn't exercise, a study said. Research among competitive athletes has linked biking to genital or...
  • Macaulay Culkin, the father of Jackson's son Blanket? August 31, 2009

    London: Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin is reportedly the biological father of late pop legend Michael Jackson's youngest son Prince Michael II. Culkin was a 10yearold when he met Jackson in 1990 and they became friends. He reportedly donated sperm to an unknown surrogate mother who gave birth to Prince Michael...
  • Reports say Jackson kids' godfather claims paternity August 9, 2009

    London: A British tabloid reported on Saturday that the godfather of Michael Jackson's three children claims to be the father of the singer's daughter Paris. The News of the World quotes Jackson's longtime friend Mark Lester as saying that he "gave Michael my sperm so that he could have kids and...
  • China: Giant panda conceived using frozen sperm July 25, 2009

    Wolong: A giant panda cub has been born in China after being conceived using a frozen sperm at the Wolong National Nature Reserve. Scientists in China are hopeful that continued success with this method will help ensure the survival of this highly endangered animal. It means breeders will no longer...
  • Woman has twins from 13yearold sperm November 8, 2008

    Taiwan: A woman has given birth to healthy twins using the 13yearold frozen sperm of a former testicular cancer patient, setting a record for Taiwan. The twin boys were born using the sperm taken from a man surnamed Chen, then 23, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer and told chemotherapy...