Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by Thuso Sekhaolelo
TV: The Vikings are Coming premieres on BBC Knowledge
Start: 06 July 2015
Continue: Every Monday at 22:00 on BBC Knowledge, channel 174 on DStv
You’re in your 30s or 40s, and your body clock is ticking. You don’t have a man, so what do you do?
This documentary looks at the growing numbers of British women who are turning to Denmark – the new sperm capital of the world. Sperm has become a huge global business and is now one of Denmark’s biggest exports. Each week, dozens of frozen Danish sperm are shipping out to over 70 countries.
There are even websites which offer pages of Danish donors, with baby photos, family histories, handwritten letters and even voice recordings. Each straw of frozen sperm costs a few hundred pounds – it can either be shipped to a clinic in the UK or to directly to people’s addresses for home insemination. Not only that, but every week women fly into Denmark to be inseminated at clinics there.
This film follows four women as they go on an emotional journey to make a baby using Danish sperm – in a world where men are no longer required to create a family.