Reproductive Options for Gay Women

For lesbians, there are a number of viable routes that can be considered when achieving motherhood is the goal. Some women will explore the concept of at home insemination versus intrauterine insemination performed in a doctor's office, and others will find themselves pondering the benefits of reciprocal IVF. One way or the other, if you opt to create your family through a biological route as opposed to pursuing adoption, one of the first things you will need to do is learn all about sperm donation.

Sperm can come from either a known or an anonymous donor. Often, women will opt to work with a donor that they know, either a friend or a relative. This decision needs to be weighed carefully, as there are pros and cons associated with either choice.

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