Our vision is to help women give their children the very best chance in life.
(PRWEB UK) 16 October 2012
The world’s first celebrity fathering service will be launched today giving women the chance to choose celebrated high achievers to father their children.
The Fame Daddy clinic, based in London, will offer bespoke treatment to women looking for top quality donor fathers who have achieved excellence in a range of fields including sport, entertainment and business.
Donor fathers have signed exclusive ‘donor’ deals and have been engaged on the basis of guaranteed anonymity and a legal waiver of their rights to access to the child. The identity of the father will not be revealed, but women will be able to identify their area of achievement and other personal attributes.
Dan Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Fame Daddy, said: ‘Our vision is to help women give their children the very best chance in life. To be able to harvest potential from the global gene pool, rather than from the more limited selection of the men she comes into direct contact with, is a major evolutionary leap for women’.
‘Our aim is to provide excellent levels of medical care in a supportive and nurturing environment. We will offer a range of top quality celebrity surrogate fathers whose contributions are exclusively available at our fertility clinic.’
‘Whether it is talent on the stage or pitch, having a world beating voice, or just being very beautiful, Fame Daddy will have the perfect celebrity surrogate daddy.’
Demand for sperm donors is rising, particularly among 18-‐24 year old women in the UK. In a YouGov poll, commissioned by Fame Daddy in October 2012, nearly a third (31%) of 18 – 24 year old women said they would consider sperm donation and over a quarter (27%) of 25 – 34 year old women ‘ have not previously considered but would consider sperm donation if needed in the future’. Respondents in the Midlands, whose cities include Birmingham, Derby and Newcastle, are the most likely to have or to consider sperm donation.
YouGov also polled respondents about which celebrity high achiever would theoretically be most popular. Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling scored most highly amongst 18 – 24 year olds; with other age groups citing David Beckham (34%) as their ultimate sperm donor; whilst 20% chose Prince William.
YouGov also polled for regional sperm heroes, which revealed that David Beckham was favoured by woman in the North, South and Midlands, (44%), (29%) and (39%) whereas in London, women favoured US President Barack Obama (39%).
Enhanced Selection Insemination services have been identified as an opportunity for increased British business competitiveness in line with UK Government focus on life sciences and bio-‐ technology businesses contained within ‘Strategy for UK Life Sciences and the Biomedical Catalyst’.
For informal enquiries about treatment options and making an initial appointment, please contact enquiries(at)famedaddy(dot)com.
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Notes to Editors
Fame Daddy is committed to the highest ethical standards in fertility treatment and is staffed by fully qualified medical and auxiliary staff.
We adhere to and follow guidance issued by the National Institute for Health in Clinical Excellence (NICE) on treatment and care.
Fame Daddy is applying for full accreditation with The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the UK's independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research.
Prices for treatment are available on request. Patients will be required to supply their medical history and undergo tests to qualify for treatment or be referred directly by their GP.
- Nearly a third (31%) of 18-‐24 year old women and over a quarter (27%) of 25 – 34 year old women in the UK ‘have not previously considered but would consider sperm donation if needed in the future’.
- 7% of 18 – 24 year old women and 5% of 25 – 34 year old women have or are considering using sperm donation to get pregnant. Respondents in the Midlands are the most likely to have or be considering using sperm donation to get pregnant (5%) followed by Scotland and London (4%).
- Women in London are the most likely to have not considered but be willing to consider sperm donation if needed in the future (18%) followed by Midlands (16%) and East (15%). The region least likely to consider sperm donation is Wales (5%)
- 1 in 5 (20%) respondents who are ‘Living as Married’ have considered, are considering or would consider sperm donation in the future.
- 1 in 10 (11%) respondents who are ‘Married or in a Civil Partnership’ have considered, are considering or would consider sperm donation in the future are.
- In terms of ultimate sperm donors amongst those who gave a response from the given: 34% chose David Beckham, 20% chose Prince William, 15% chose Barack Obama and 13% chose Ryan Gosling.
- Less favoured sperm amongst those who gave a response from the given list included that from Harry Styles (2%), Jay Z (1%) and Mark Wright (3%)
- Regional sperm heroes amongst those who gave a response from the given list: London: Barack Obama (37%); North, South and Midlands: David Beckham (44%, 29% and 39%);
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1119 Women. Fieldwork was undertaken between 1st – 3rd October 2012. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).