When a lesbian couple wants to create a family with a biological connection, there are many options available to them using different types of sperm donation. These options include:
There are several different types of artificial insemination:
Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D., performs IUIs seven days a week. If there are no fertility problems, artificial insemination with anonymous donor sperm purchased through a sperm bank is typically one of the safest routes for a lesbian couple. Sperm purchased through a sperm bank has been cryopreserved (frozen) and quarantined for six months, while the donor has been tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In addition, current laws do not allow anonymous donors to claim any legal rights to the children born through their donation.