World’s Largest Sperm Bank Turns Away Gingers

The Cryos International sperm bank in Denmark, which distributes to over 65 countries around the world, is no longer accepting sperm from people with the MC1R recessive variant gene.

In layman’s terms, they’re rejecting sperm from men with red hair!

The Telegraph is reporting that due to a supply and demand issue (not enough people want those sickly red sperms) the bank will put hold on red-haired submissions.

The bank’s director, Ole Schou, says of the situation:

“There are too many redheads in relation to demand, I do not think you choose a redhead, unless the partner – for example, the sterile male – has red hair, or because the lone woman has a preference for redheads. And that’s perhaps not so many.”

Less than four percent of the world population has naturally red hair…

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