Alabama politician involved in sperm donation scandal

December 14th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Christchurch, NZ, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US politician has some answers to give his wife after reportedly donating sperms to women who wanted babies. Bill Johnson who was once in the race to become the governor of Alabama is accused of donating sperms to women in New Zealand without the knowledge of his wife.

The New Zealand Herald claims that Johnson met most of the women online and donated the sperms. It is reported that he donated sperms to 9 women and at least three of them are currently pregnant.

Sperm donations are highly regulated in the United States but the same is not true in several countries including New Zealand. Experts say there are several issues involved when sperms are to be given through artificial insemination. Chief among the reasons why the procedure is tightly regulated in the United States is to prevent the spread of infection.

The sperms also need to be kept at a certain temperature to ensure that they are not damaged. It is not clear how he donated the sperms but Johnson has not made any official comment about the story.

Johnson contested in 2009 to become the governor of Alabama. He is currently in New Zealand where he has been involved in relief efforts after the devastating earthquake in Christchurch. His wife is still in the United States.

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