Prospect of All-Female Conception

By Jessica Englund

COOL!!

According to The Independent, there is a very amazing potential breakthrough in science! No dicks necessary! According to recent research, male bone marrow can be used to create artificial sperm. Some scientists believe that the creation of sperm through female bone marrow is just as possible. Although an OK is needed from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Ethics Board, how amazing is this?! It is believed that this kind of technology can be used to allow lesbian couples to have children that are biologically their own. However, the sperm produced by women will not allow for the reproduction of males; only female children could potentially be born, which I don’t see as a bad thing, but I do believe that the men of this world will panic thinking that lesbians will take over the world and the male half of the species will disappear! hehe 🙂 Check it out:

But the results also raise the prospect of being able to take bone-marrow tissue from women and coaxing the stem cells within the female tissue to develop into sperm cells, said Professor Karim Nayernia of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Creating sperm from women would mean they would only be able to produce daughters because the Y chromosome of male sperm would still be needed to produce sons. The latest research brings the prospect of female-only conception a step closer.

“Theoretically is it possible,” Professor Nayernia said. “The problem is whether the sperm cells are functional or not. I don’t think there is an ethical barrier, so long as it’s safe. We are in the process of applying for ethical approval. We are preparing now to apply to use the existing bone marrow stem cell bank here in Newcastle. We need permission from the patient who supplied the bone marrow, the ethics committee and the hospital itself.”

Via Feministing.

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5 thoughts on “Prospect of All-Female Conception

  1. Holy Crap!
    Someone is answering my prayers!!!!!!
    This technology shouldn’t fall into my hands, or an amazon nation is about to take over.

  2. Ok ladies, I think whatever feminist fantasies we might engage in, if we were honest with ourselves we would recognize that we have an ethical obligation to the entire species, men included. This kind of “we don’t need men ever, at all, they should die off” mentality is just as troubling to me as the barefoot and pregnant militias. It’s fine in jest, but if we seriously thought about it, having half the world’s population gone would be an tragedy. Without the male of the species, the human race would cease to be human. Could it continue on in some form, sure, but it would be a different animal entirely. This should not be interpretted as me saying that we must all mate, male and female and propagate, but that men are not a biological inconvenience, they are an imparative.
    Besides, who would I get to fix my car?
    Kidding! Also, sorry for spelling errors, there are a lot.

  3. By no means, did I mean this post to sound like we, as women, don’t need or want men anmore. Rather, the fact that if a lesbian couple chooses to have a child that is biologically theirs, it will be possible. I also do not like the separtist ideal, it isn’t practical.

  4. I know it was joking, I just think it’s a valid point too. Especially when some days I too really feel that life would be simpler sans men. Except maybe, like, my dad or something, cause he’s pretty cool. And then maybe like, Joaquin Phoenix…

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