Australian women prefer young and educated sperm donors


Height, weight and eye color are not the most important features of sperm donors for women in Australia. The pay attention to such treats as education level and age.

Sperm donors should be younger, smarter and better

The researchers studied the preferences of women who select sperm donors. They analysed more than 1500 women between 2006 and 2015. The results of their study were surprising.

The researchers studied the term of keeping of sperm sample before it was chosen to use.

Reproductive-medicine-donor-sperm3-425x423In most cases women preferred sperm samples of 20-year donors. They took them 30 days sooner than 30-year-old man’s samples.

Women chose the samples of men who had university degree 20 days earlier than sperm of a man without high education. Such samples can stay in bank for more than 10 years.

The researcher from Queensland University and Technology behavioural economist Stephen Whyte claims that the features of men who gave samples to bank and were chosen by women were different from those who had relations with those women.

2E61BDD600000578-0-image-a-1_1447375213751The research showed that women choose younger men to mate with for reproduction.

Such study became the first economic analysis of actual choice of women. Conclusions of the study showed not only the preferences of women but also helped for reproductive medical setting.