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Lifetime tool for families created through sperm donation

August 03, 2019

This fact sheet is the second in a series of five articles and is designed primarily for heterosexual couples considering sperm donation. The next two articles will focus on the unique experiences and issues faced by lesbian couples and single women who use sperm donation. "While donor insemination (DI) has been available for heterosexual couples for nearly a century, this was not true for single women and lesbians," explains Jean Benward. "Even now, single women and lesbians face prejudice in the larger culture where many people deny the legitimacy of families formed without fathers."

The AFA is committed to supporting people in creating their families by providing updated educational material on infertility prevention, reproductive health and family-building. The AFA's website features an online library, weekly newsletter, webinars and a toll-free help line to consumers free of charge.

The AFA is fortunate to have contributors like Jean and Patricia. With health care professionals of this exceptional caliber, we are able to deliver first-rate information to our readers, serving them fresh ways to deal with complex topics such as sperm donation.

SOURCE American Fertility Association