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Rappler's latest stories on sperm


Indonesia official in hot water over 'pool pregnancy' claims

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:01 PM

A child protection commission member of Indonesia draws controversy and online ridicule after her unscientific comments to a major media outlet last week


Dead sperm whale in Camarines Sur had fractured jaw – BFAR

Oct 10, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Bicol says the results of the necropsy on the young female sperm whale showed it had a jaw fracture 'attributed to a single, high-energy impact which is unknown as of this time'

NECROPSY. The carcass of the young female sperm whale in Caramoan, Camarines Sur. Photo courtesy of BFAR Bicol

Dwarf sperm whale found dead in southern Cebu town

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The young whale is found in Samboan, one of the 42 municipalities along the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape

Photo from SMARTSeas PH fb page

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6 kilograms of plastic in stomach

Nov 21, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The exact cause of the whale's death is not yet known but there are signs that 'plastic waste might have triggered it,' WWF Indonesia marine species conservation coordinator Dwi Suprapti says

A SPERM WHALE'S DEATH. This picture taken on November 19, 2018 shows a dead sperm whale that washed ashore that had nearly 6 kilograms (13.2 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, in Wakatobi National Park in Sulawesi province. Photo by La Ode M. Saleh Hanan/AFP

Meet the men who donate sperm on Facebook

Nov 10, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The men, aged 24 to 67, are from Australia, Canada, England, France, the Netherlands, and the United States

Image from Shutterstock.com

China sperm bank demands loyalty to Communist Party

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Men who wish to donate semen must 'love the socialist motherland, support the leadership of the Communist Party, be loyal to the party's cause, and be decent, law-abiding citizens'

A lab technician at the fertility clinic of Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing looks through a mircoscope while injecting a sperm into an egg to create an embryo for insertion into a woman, 25 March 2005. Slowly but surely, women in China are realizing there is hope out there and they do not have to helplessly suffer the intense stigma of being childless in a society that places supreme importance on having children. AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO

A whale of a tale in Bais

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is home to 30 types of whales and dolphins. Gregg Yan travels to Bais to look for one of the rarest species of all – the pygmy sperm whale.

The week in photos: November 11-17, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:06 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) delegates watch the performance of the Philippine Ballet dancers during the Opening Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Manila on November 13, 2017.World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / NOEL CELIS

This smartphone attachment measures semen quality

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:05 PM

While still in development the product is designed to make it easy for men to test their fertility

QUICK RESULTS. The semen-analyzing tool is designed to produce quick results. Illustration by Shafieelab/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days – report

Jul 22, 2016 - 11:19 PM

The previous longest recorded virus survival in semen is 62 days after the onset of symptoms

HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

What goes on in a sperm bank?

Jun 13, 2016 - 1:49 PM

In Denmark the typical sperm donor is 26 years old single and a student About 20 of the donors are already fathers

Olympic long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

Jun 08, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Greg Rutherford s girlfriend Susie Verrill says the couple are increasingly worried about mosquito born Zika which can cause birth defects in babies

SPERM FROZEN. Greg Rutherford from Britain, seen here competing in September 2015, has frozen his sperm over Zika fears as he heads to Rio for the Olympics. Photo by ANTHONY ANEX/EPA

Men's liberation

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] So science by creating sperm in the lab may be finding another way to liberate men from the drudgery of their own internal mass production

Scientists create human sperm in lab, but does it work?

Sep 17, 2015 - 11:42 PM

Nathalie Rives an infertility expert from Rouen in northern France cautioned: We are not there yet

Mamasapano probe, MILF to return weapons, Obama delays Ukraine arms | The wRap

Feb 10, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Senator Alan Cayetano links the MILF to terrorist groups Rebel group vows to return the weapons of 44 cops Obama holds off supplying weapons to Ukraine

2 pygmy sperm whales killed by dynamite fishing in Siargao

Mar 24, 2014 - 2:17 PM

But locals say 22 more were killed The government is still verifying where the carcasses are

KILLED. A pygmy sperm whale calf, reportedly killed by dynamite fishing, was retrieved from the sea by locals and divers in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. Photo by Damien Gagnieux

[DASH of SAS] Frozen eggs and other babymaking methods

Jan 16, 2014 - 3:56 PM

An egg and a sperm are still needed in the equation but they could find each other under the light of a petri dish

Sperm donor offspring call for privacy changes

Jan 02, 2013 - 12:36 AM

It is a challenge shared by thousands of people in Japan and elsewhere who were the product of anonymous sperm and egg donors

Photo by AFP

World has 5-M test tube people: estimate

Jul 07, 2012 - 12:55 PM

The Vatican considers it immoral What do you think?

IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION. Screen grab from YouTube