While IVF was initially intended for women whose biological clocks had run out or who could not conceive naturally, some young women are seeking sperm donors because they have not found the man of their dreams.
While IVF was initially intended for women whose biological clocks had run out or who could not conceive naturally, some young women are seeking sperm donors because they have not found the man of their dreams. According to the London Sunday Times, women as young as 18 or 19, who are frustrated with relationships, are choosing to face parenthood alone. According to the Sunday Times, women under 25 make up 25% of women registering on some sites, where they post pictures of themselves and private information so potential donors can contact them.
One 20-year-old told the Daily Mail:
“I’ve wanted kids for as long as I can remember. I lost a baby when I was with my ex-boyfriend. We broke up shortly afterwards, too devastated to continue. But since then I have known I am ready to be a parent. I am financially secure, I have found a job with flexible hours, I have a house and a mortgage. I know I could offer a child a loving, safe environment, so I don’t know why I should wait.”
Research shows that between 1% and 2% of patients at fertility clinics are under 25. However the number of advertisements may point to a much higher number using unregulated channels. ~ Daily Mail, Oct 10
Women as young as 18 seek Internet sperm donors
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