Demand for sperm donors who have not received a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is surging, as new groups form to court men who have foregone the jab.
Despite Covid vaccines having been on the market for two years, there is still widespread concern over the impact they could have on human reproduction.
Jonathan David Rinaldi was a donor for years and a member of the Facebook group Sperm Donation USA, the largest sperm donation group in the country, prior to launching his own group, after seeing a rise in demand for unvaccinated donors.
“I don’t trust big government, Big Pharma, I don’t trust them, and I don’t need to inject myself with things that I don’t even know what it is,” Rinaldi told Daily Mail.
Rinaldi’s private group has almost 250 members, including young professionals, gay couples, and single women in the U.S. and Europe.
The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has said that COVID-19 vaccines resulted in “no clinically significant change” in sperm production, though officials noted that 26.6 percent of men had “marginal decrease.”
Other studies, however, challenge this information.
A 2022 study found declines in sperm function among vaccinated men persisted after five months. “Even after 150 days, it is statistically doubtful that sperm function has recovered at all,” Doug Corrigan, Biochemist and Molecular Biologist wrote on social media platform X, speaking on the study.
3/ In this paper, it is statistically certain that sperm function has declined at 75-150 days post mRNA jab. Even after 150 days, it is statistically doubtful that sperm function has recovered at all.https://t.co/HBrI6ZAbZe
— Dr. Doug Corrigan (@ScienceWDrDoug) April 11, 2023
According to Google Trends, online searches for unvaccinated sperm peaked in August of 2021 as the Biden administration rolled out sweeping vaccine mandates that sought to punish military personnel, federal workers, contractors, and others who declined vaccination.
Though interest declined over time, searches for unvaccinated sperm spiked again this August, Google data shows.
Rinaldi says that as a child he received the MMR, polio, and chicken pox vaccines, but after having his first child, he began questioning the need for vaccines.
“I’ve had no flu shots, no Covid shots. Nothing since I was a baby,’ he told Daily Mail. “When I had my first child, I started reading the inserts and the ingredients. And when the school started saying my son had to have them… I really don’t like being told what to do by the government, so it made me think and do the opposite.”