New Delhi: In the last half a decade or so, online shopping has taken over as the de-facto market for those who love shopping without hassle.
But despite unprecedented success of online shopping, the idea of buying sperm online to father a child is still quite obnoxious to hear.
But a London based doctor of Indian origin has launched a new mobile app for women who want to browse and pick the right candidate to father her child on a smartphone.
Dr Kamal Ahuja, scientific director of the London Sperm Bank has fathered this new app and believes this app is the first-of-its-kind in the world.
“You make all the transactions online, like you do anything else these days. This allows a woman who wants to get a sperm donor to gain control in the privacy of her own home and to choose and decide in her own time. We think this is the first-of-its-kind in the world,” he was quoted as saying by the ‘The Sunday Times’.
The London Sperm Bank’s app – dubbed ‘order a daddy’ app by the newspaper – allows women to order sperm just as they would carry out any other online transaction.
It allows women to browse for potential fathers by choosing a donor with desired physical characteristics such as hair and eye colour or height. The app also allows the seeker to filter applicants by educational level and occupation.
They can also create a wish list by describing the desired personality. A payment of 950 pounds (nearly Rs 82,000) made via the app, is required for a donor’s sperm sample, which is then delivered to the fertility clinic where the woman is being treated.