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Wannabe mums running a risk in waiting for Mr Right

Published 23/09/2015 | 02:30

Dr David Walsh: 'Banning anonymous donation will remove that option for more than half the patients who want to have a family that way and they will be forced abroad'
Dr David Walsh: 'Banning anonymous donation will remove that option for more than half the patients who want to have a family that way and they will be forced abroad'

The urge to have a child is primal. For many single women who haven’t met Mr Right, their sadness and disappointment has much more to do with not becoming mothers than not becoming wives.

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This is why increasing numbers of women are now looking to sperm banks to help them become solo parents via sperm donation.

Using sperm donation is not actually a modern concept. There are reports of donor sperm being used for women struggling to conceive in Egypt over 2,000 years ago.

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