JERUSALEM – Prodigious sperm donor Ari Nagel has fathered at least 33 children with 10 more on the way, but the Jewish American has been banned from continuing to donate his sperm to women in Israel by the country’s health ministry.
Health authorities blocked a request by an Israeli woman for Nagel’s sperm on the grounds that the donor and recipient must remain anonymous, and the woman has since taken the ministry to court.
Nicknamed “The Sperminator” by some media outlets, the 43-year-old mathematics professor from New York told EFE that, on the contrary, he intends to play a role in his children’s lives to the extent their mothers want him to, and has already fathered six children in Israel.
Many of the US mothers have become friends, Nagel added, saying he travels and visits his highly extended family both within the US and abroad.
Nagel’s first foray into sperm donation took place 10 years ago with two different women in New York, who he said now live two blocks away from each other.
He explained to EFE that he provides his sperm in a number of different ways, either frozen, in a cup for direct insemination or through sexual intercourse.
Nagel joked that because of his Jewish Orthodox background, his first donation was done the “conventional way,” as this was the only method he was taught in Yeshiva, a traditional religious school.
He and his wife are separated, and have three children together.