Keeping Their Traits on Ice

The gulf crisis has brought an increase in business for sperm banks. Many couples decided to have the husbands' sperm frozen before the men went off to war, so that their legacy would endure even if they were injured or killed. The San Diego branch of the Fertility Center of California, not far from the Camp Pendleton Marine base, has set up accounts for 100 military couples over the past few months. But with so many troops shipped out, the pace has slowed. Explains a spokeswoman for the center: "There are very few young men left in town."


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