Why is sperm donation a taboo in India, asks John Abraham
John Abraham, whose first home production Vicky Donor touches on the taboo subject of infertility, is open to the idea himself but not for commercial reasons. The actor is hopeful that the film will spread awareness about sperm donation.bollywood Updated: Apr 13, 2012 19:13 IST
John Abraham’s first home production, Vicky Donor, which opens on April 20, revolves around the still taboo and contentious issue of infertility. But the actor is hopeful that the film will spread awareness about sperm donation as a viable alternative to childless couples. “Ever since the promos started airing, we’ve been getting mails and calls from fertility centres on how they can pitch in, without even seeing the film,” he exults.
However, John admits that even today, the idea of accepting a stranger’s sperm is strictly no-no for progressive single girls living in metros. “Recently, I brought up the subject with three such youngsters, one of whom said she would adopt if she couldn’t concieve, the other said sperm donation was absolutely out and the third admitted that it would be an option only if all other alternatives were exhausted,” says John, who is surprised by their inhibitions given that it’s perfectly acceptable for the terminally ill and for elderly spouses abroad to freeze their sperm.