Navigation Links
Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help

Kashmiri sperms stocked by Indian sperm banks are at a premium among Afghan couples, reports say.

However much Islamist or Talibanized, infertile Afghan couple do scout around for sperm donors and invariably land in India.

Ironically it is perhaps the never-ending conflicts, sparked by Islamist fervour that might have contributed to stress-related hormonal disturbances in Afghans. And such imbalances in turn could in turn lead to infertility.

When they have a choice, they always prefer Kashmiri sperms. For they are believed to hail from the same ethnic stock, it is stated.

India has 10 sperm banks in a country where the population is over a billion.

Dr Iqbal Mehdi, who runs India's oldest semen bank, Cryogene in Delhi, told the BBC that at least 25 Afghan couples have recently sought his help.

'Sometimes a woman wanting to have a baby from Afghanistan will first come to look for medical help.

'If she is cleared and the problem is with her husband's low sperm count or no sperm count, they opt for Indian donors,' Dr Mehdi said.

'It is very difficult to get donors. But we have a few semen samples of Kashmiris, and Afghans prefer those donors as their racial characteristics are similar.'

A Persian-speaking gynecologist, Helai Gupta, has been treating Afghan couples for infertility for the last eight years.

Dr Gupta said the number of Afghan couples seeking donor sperm has increased since the end of Taleban rule.

'From all the Afghan couples who have visited me, it is the men who were either infertile or had erectile dysfunction.

'These men are surprised when after tests I inform them that it is they and not their wives who have a problem,' she said.

Close proximity to India has seen couples from Pakistan and Uzbekistan also visit the clinics.

Requests to set up similar banks have come in from Israel, Sri Lan ka and Indonesia.

Dr Mehdi says semen samples are collected from different parts of India, supplied by healthy student donors with no medical problems.

He said a lot of time is spent convincing healthy individuals to become voluntary donors.

Doctors have to give each donation a detailed medical screening. Blood samples are tested over four months to rule out HIV and hepatitis infections.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. High Demand For Protective Suit in Afghan: Culling Would Have To Wait
2. Afghanistan Hosting A UN Funded Regional Health Conference
3. UN To Launch Health Awareness Campaign In Afghanistan
4. Afghanistans double-edged problem - AIDS and Heroin
5. Advances Have Cut Combat Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan
6. UN Sends Medicine to Afghanistan
7. Bird Flu in Afghanistan
8. Bird Flu Once Again in Afghanistan
9. Afghanistan Reports Fresh Bird Flu Cases
10. Stigma, Lack of Education, Prevent the Spread of HIV in Afghanistan
11. Cough Up More for the Health of Afghan Women, UNFPA Urges
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson ... Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. ... the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... A recent article published June 14 on E Online details ... to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not only the ... and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) notes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood ... something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a ... children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their ... in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating ... of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... OTTAWA, Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS ... the Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to ... the Company,s stock which is currently listed on the ... S Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing ... be difficult to understand, not only by the Company, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay Area ... Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness ... and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, ... today announced the five finalists of Lyme ... disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs ... company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, ... Technologies , Inc. Patients are no longer limited ... ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... done in the comfort of her own home. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: