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Episode 952: Sperm Banks

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Episode 952: Sperm Banks

Episode 952: Sperm Banks

Episode 952: Sperm Banks

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Peter Reeslev, CEO of sperm bank Cryos International with a sperm storage container at the company's headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark. Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi/Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi hide caption

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Peter Reeslev, CEO of sperm bank Cryos International with a sperm storage container at the company's headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Note: This episode contains mature subject matter.

Sperm banking is a billion dollar industry. And the small Scandinavian country of Denmark is one of the biggest players.

On today's show, a bank we don't normally talk about on Planet Money: Sperm banks. The story involves trade barriers on human sperm imports ... and mad cow disease.

Music: "Tijuana '68," "African Trap," and "Uptown Saturday Night."

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