If so how many children have been born? According to an article in New Republic many heterosexual couples and single people are also opting for at-home artificial insemination , due to the high cost of fertility treatments and clinic-based procedures which are not always covered by insurance. In the United Kingdom, the Archbishop of Canterbury established the first in a long procession of commissions that, over the years, inquired into the practice. Another option is purchasing an at-home insemination kit , which include a cervical cap to be filled with semen and inserted next to your cervix for six hours. Where a woman has had a child by a particular donor, there is usually no limit on the number of subsequent pregnancies which that woman may have by that same donor.
Despite the shortage, sperm exports from the UK are legal and donors may remain anonymous in this context. Qualities that potential recipients typically prefer in donors include the donors being tall, college educated, and with a consistently high sperm count.