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The Department of Defense will freeze your sperm and eggs before being sent to the front line.

The Department of Defense will freeze your sperm and eggs before being sent to the front line.

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told 28 on January 2016 of the year that the Pentagon will begin to preserve the sperm and eggs of those servicemen who want to save their germ cells for future use.

In his speech on “Armed Forces of the Future” initiatives that address maternity and paternity issues, as well as improving children's health care, Carter said that the Department of Defense would launch a pilot conservation program, and promised to explore the possibility of payment by the Ministry for a wider range of services, aimed at increasing fertility.

“We can help our men and women retain their ability to start a family, even if they have received some fighting wounds,” said Carter. “That’s why we’ll pay for the freezing of sperm or eggs in a pilot program for military personnel in active military service.”

According to Carter, these benefits will be offered to any soldier who asks for them, as well as soldiers who are supposed to be sent to hot spots.

He added that the freezing program for sperm and eggs would not only give front-line soldiers “peace of mind”, it would also give “greater flexibility” to servicemen when deciding when they would like to have a family.

“For women who are middle-level officers and non-commissioned officers, these benefits will show that we understand their needs and want to help them balance their obligations to service and family. We want to keep them in the service, ”said Carter.

Most of the personnel are in the prime of their years of childbearing or fatherhood. According to the US Department of Defense, almost half of all military personnel are under the age of 26 years, and the next large group from the age of 26 to 30 years is 22 percent. More than 42 percent of officers are in the age from 26 to 35 years. In 2014, women accounted for up to 15 per cent of the regular troops of the 1,3 million military personnel.

More 1300 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan were injured in the groin and genital area, which required an advanced reproductive surgery.

Some initiative groups and military families insisted on improved reproductive services for military personnel, saying that the veterans department should pay for advanced reproductive technology for military infertility related to military service, as well as freezing sperm and eggs before combat deployment.

Seven military medical institutions offer in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination for military personnel and their spouses, if they meet the selection criteria.

These and other services, including sperm collection and embryo preservation, are free for seriously injured on active duty and their spouses.

The Tricare Family Medical Services program pays for a diagnosis of a disease that can lead to infertility, as well as the correction of any medical problems that can be a source of infertility, but does not pay for artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides medical services to former military personnel in cases involving military service, offers diagnostic services and treatment under certain conditions, but does not provide in vitro fertilization or other advanced services related to reproduction.

"Support my soldiers"

Carter said these initiatives are being carried out as part of a larger-scale activity with the goal of making the military authorities a more "family-oriented employer."

“By providing such an increase in the level of peace of mind of young servicemen, we will give our soldiers greater confidence in their future,” said Carter.

According to the Ministry of Defense, a biennial pilot program will cover the costs of freezing sperm and eggs in the framework of the Tricare program. After completion of the pilot program, the Ministry of Defense will evaluate its results, including costs, the benefits of increasing the number of conscription and extending its service life, and will either update the program or allow servicemen to pay out of pocket for extended storage. Secretary of Defense Carter did not mention the estimated cost of these initiatives.

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  1. Olfred
    Olfred 11 February 2016 07: 03
    the future is scumbag laughing hi
    1. bocsman
      bocsman 11 February 2016 10: 16
      Secretary of Defense Carter did not name the estimated cost of these initiatives.

      But still cheaper than new tools to plan their warriors. He comes and says, I’ve lost your pride at the front, you’ll make me
      More 1300 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan were injured in the groin and genital area, which required an advanced reproductive surgery.
      And they say to him, - old man, you have a supply here and multiply like a fish or a flower, we will be for you instead of a bee. And he will go without causals to build capitalism in his SyShyA.
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    3. siberalt
      siberalt 11 February 2016 11: 45
      Yeah. First they freeze their heads, then sperm and go to battle! laughing Here it is Western democracy!
  2. Belousov
    Belousov 11 February 2016 07: 27
    Do not go anywhere and your genitals will be safe and sound.
    1. musorg
      musorg 11 February 2016 11: 46
      .... and if they climbed, they would be frozen until they return !!
  3. Putinets
    Putinets 11 February 2016 07: 40
    The first thing that future soldiers will meet is an instructor who will correctly teach how to use hands. Optimistic.
    "Soldiers, get ready, die anyway!" So at least try @ cheat a jar laughing
  4. Naiman
    Naiman 11 February 2016 08: 15
    But if mothers say that the murdered son has a supply of sperm, do you think they will want a grandson from a test tube? The initiative is normal. In ancient Greece, only those who already had children went to war.
  5. Dim Bes
    Dim Bes 11 February 2016 08: 37
    He will also make a backup of consciousness and take DNA for emergency cloning.
  6. Nikolay K
    Nikolay K 11 February 2016 08: 53
    Any soldier can die and get injured in the war, including ours. And for some, the bank at first can really become a matter of continuing life. Our defense ministry, of course, is not yet so rich, but banter here is not appropriate.
    1. Putinets
      Putinets 11 February 2016 09: 10
      banter here is not appropriate

  7. Stoler
    Stoler 11 February 2016 09: 28
    ABOUT! Freebie for cosmetics companies !!!! laughing
  8. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 11 February 2016 10: 03
    Moreover, sperm samples of American soldiers are taken from the asses of their comrades ..
  9. Rosty
    Rosty 11 February 2016 10: 57
    Extensive biomaterial for genetic engineering, undercover. The expenses will be paid by the Ministry of Defense, if all this is kept the same will be under the roof of the military - everything will be kept secret. So expect surprises.
  10. partizan86
    partizan86 11 February 2016 11: 18
    The strongest die in the war, especially in modern wars, the gene pool is depleted, nations are degrading. Those who are not taken for various reasons do not fight. This is probably the only way to preserve quality biomaterial, because there will always be wars.
  11. ivanovbg
    ivanovbg 11 February 2016 11: 29
    If the Third Reich had modern biotechnologies, they would do the same. But due to the technical limitations of this time, the Third Reich was content only

    LEBENSBORN (German: Lebensborn) - “Source of Life” - an organization founded in 1935 under the auspices of the SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler. Lebensborn was created in 1935 as a part of General Directorate of Race and Settlement for the training of young racially pure mothers and the education of Aryan infants (especially children of SS members). In 1938, he was transformed into the management of L as part of the Personal Headquarters of the Reichsfuhrer SS.

    The organization gave single mothers the opportunity to give birth to children in shelters, where after childbirth the state took care of the mother and child. Mothers were encouraged to marry the fathers of their children, but their adoption by other fathers was encouraged. This organization was funded by the SS and, in accordance with its ideology, set certain conditions for admission to the shelter: both parents were to be healthy, of Aryan descent and had no previous convictions. In fact, they were SS "factories for children" and Germanization centers for children taken from occupied regions.

    At the Nuremberg trial for racial crimes in October 1947, three charges were brought against members of Lebensborn:

    1. Crimes against humanity: abduction of children from occupied territories.
    2. Looting of public and private property in Germany and in the occupied territories.
    3. Belonging to a criminal organization.
  12. Valery 1966
    Valery 1966 11 February 2016 11: 32
    Their brains have long been frostbitten with endless wars all over the planet.
  13. Serg1977
    Serg1977 11 February 2016 12: 34
    Transferring your sperm (genes) is only half the battle. Neither. During bodily contact between a man and a woman, the most important inheritance is transferred - an energy-spiritual connection, so that a kindred and more developed soul is embodied. For white peoples, this is transmitted by father. Therefore, we have a middle name. For example, the Jews are transmitted by maternal.
  14. Gorodovik
    Gorodovik 11 February 2016 13: 02
    Normal idea. This would not hurt the Russian army. No matter how they say it, it’s wonderful to give it possible to have children if for any reason you lost the opportunity because of military service. Or killed.
  15. infantryman2020
    infantryman2020 11 February 2016 19: 05
    Most comments are cheap banter.
    Our army, unfortunately, is absolutely behind the leading Western ones in the posthumous care of their fallen soldiers (in a war, after all, there are no deaths).
    About sperm freezing already said. We would like that ...
    But, for example, in a close direction - the identification of the remains of dead soldiers - the American army has already passed several successive stages. So, for ALL military personnel, the following was applied:
    - total deification (in our country, tokens were issued only to officers and warrant officers. Now, however, I don’t know how). At the same time, our tokens were primitive in comparison with the American ones (accounting system itself, wearable information);
    - X-ray picture of the jaws (they are purely individual);
    - entering the gene code into the database (by the way, a very expensive procedure).
    We have what today, and, stalkers ???
    1. Olfred
      Olfred 11 February 2016 22: 12
      your sperm would definitely not be frozen)
  16. CRASH
    CRASH 11 February 2016 20: 03
    "Before the fight, jerking off, we are storming Basra" sang a marine in 2003 when they were smashing Iraq, from what it turns out.

    But in general, our army needs to take this into service, we have gone through too many wars, the whole color of the nation died in Afghanistan and Chechnya, God, how sad it is, how many kids these boys could bring up sad
  17. doework
    doework 12 February 2016 00: 12
    Quote: infantryman2020
    Most comments are cheap banter.

    Agree to 100% ! In Russia, from time immemorial, the people were not particularly "economized" .. If such an initiative (freezing) was born in the bowels of our MO - I would be surprised and delighted! But in this case, you just have to envy ..
  18. Nitarius
    Nitarius 12 February 2016 06: 47
    The idea is not bad by the way ... because there is a problem after World War II in the country!
    Mother told .. in the villages after the war there was a misfortune with men .. that women even slept with the elderly, just to get pregnant and give birth to babies! then there was nowhere to go.
    And right now, if there is such an opportunity .. that’s better!
    And it’s not just that the United States writes .. it’s most likely to prepare in case of which to replenish the lost gene pool! On the face of preparation for war!
  19. Klibanophoros
    Klibanophoros 12 February 2016 16: 22
    An absolutely correct decision, especially for the Russians, would not hurt to introduce it at home, taking into account how many men of every general are buried in the ground with each war.