Alibaba launches ballsy sperm bank promotion amidst infertility rise

By John Glenday | Reporter

July 23, 2015 | 1 min read

Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba has introduced a new sales category for consumers who already have everything they want but cannot conceive, sperm.

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The unconventional stock item has been driven by growing infertility and a declining birth rate which has sparked growing interest in sperm banks, leading to a three-day promotion for seven such sites on its daily deals platform.

Following advertisement of a £516 subsidy more than 22,000 men agreed to register as donors online and attend a physical check-up to populate the banks amidst a nationwide shortage. Potential donors are assessed on intelligence and good features when applying, attributes which are highly regarded amongst consumers.

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Alibaba has been targeting the healthcare sector for some time offering paternity tests and sperm motility kits to help couples start their families.

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