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Since she 40-years-old, she thought it to be her last chance to get pregnant and chose a six-feet tall sperm donor to be the father of her child. She underwent a successful IVF treatment. She chose the donor after she liked the donor’s looks, higher education and height.
But she was shocked when in the later stages of pregnancy, she found out that her baby will be born with dwarfism. The unborn baby boy was detected with suspected achondroplasia. It is a disorder of bone growth that prevents the change of cartilage to bone. It is also characterised by large brain size and small fingers.
According to Dailymail UK, a district court ordered the blocking of Danish sperm bank in Russia. In their favour, the sperm bank said that they screen the donors for 46 of the most common genetic diseases. They also told media that all the supplied sperms were of “excellent quality”. “We only know that our biomaterial is of high quality,” it added.
Medical sources also told the local media that it is not necessary that the condition (dwarfism) happened because of the sperm.