By SpermCenter - Posted on September 9th, 2009
Wed, 2009-09-09 18:38 | SpermCenter
Many women prefer to perform their insemination in the privacy of home (also called self-insemination), but not all sperm banks will ship sperm directly to your home.
Some sperm banks will, but most banks require a doctor's authorization, and some sperm banks will ship only to a clinic or doctor's office.
At SpermCenter.com, we list which banks do and don't ship directly to your home. Just go to the Sperm Banks page and click on the bank's name to see detailed information.
We provide this information for your convenience, but generally, whether the bank will ship to home or not shouldn't be of major concern as long as you're working with a doctor, because you can always have the sperm shipped to your doctor, who can then give the sperm to you to take home.
Please note: Only ICI (intra-cervical insemination) can be performed at home. IUI (intra-uterine insemination) requires insertion of a catheter (tube) through which the sperm is placed directly into the uterus.
This must be done under sterile conditions, usually a doctor's office.
Whether you decide to perform insemination yourself or visit a doctor's office or clinic is a personal choice that's yours to make.
Our advice is to consult with your doctor to help you decide whether home insemination is right for you, given your specific medical issues and health history.
While home insemination can be perfectly safe, and many women routinely do it, it's also possible to harm yourself depending on what type of sperm you purchase and how you perform the insemination.
That's why we recommend that you work closely with your doctor and get as much professional advice as you can, in order to make an informed choice that's right for you.