China's sperm banks are facing a severe shortage, and the government has now stepped in to fix the problem.

Recently, an article on a government-run website asked the Chinese men - between the age of 25 and 45 - to donate sperms and mitigate the country’s aging problem. "Show your compassion,” the article said, reports New York Times.

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Sperm donation is now an act of nationalism in China. The NYT quoted this message from a Beijing sperm: "Donating sperm and donating blood are the same thing...It’s all about giving back to society.”

So just why has it come to this? These statistics and facts will give you an idea: