TV show ‘This Morning’ recently discussed women turning to sex with sperm donors in order to have a baby. Sally Windsor joined Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on the sofa on Thursday and said more and more women are turning to websites where men offer natural insemination, as they believe they have a better chance of conceiving.
Sally explained that she herself once considered using the websites as she wanted to have a baby. She said: “As woman we can do this if we want to, there’s no more of this idea of sitting back and waiting to become parents – that’s a little bit archaic.
“We can take things into our own hands. If a woman wants to become a mother and they haven’t met the right person, there’s no sitting around feeling sorry for themselves.
‘Sperm banks are inaccessible and these are the lengths women are going to.’ said Sally Windsor
Also joining in on the debate was Kelly Rose Bradford who argued that women should never resort to sperm donor websites, as it’s not fair on the child.
“(The websites are) bringing conceptions and starting a family down to scouring the internet for sperm,” she said. Kelly Rose also highlighted the safety risks involved in using the sperm donor websites.
“I would question why these men are offering these services, it’s almost like it’s just some kind of sexual gratification for them.” “It’s very different to have a plan in place and go into this situation which could potentially put your health at risk, could potentially put your life at risk, because you don’t know who you are meeting.”
Erika co-founder of Pride Angel says “Women should not go down the route of natural insemination as a method of conception. If a donor is pushing this form of conception then his motives for creating a child are not the right ones.”
“A minority of donors may suggest this form of conceiving over home insemination, saying that it is more effective than artificial insemination. However this is simply not true, home insemination performed correctly at the right times of the month, is just as effective and sometimes more effective for achieving pregnancy.”
Pride Angel is the only sperm donor website which screens all profiles and does not allow sperm donors to offer natural insemination or request payment for sperm. Erika said “The majority of our donors genuinely want to help someone create a new life for all the right reasons.”
Article: 2nd May 2013 www.u.tv