More people hoping to become pregnant through artificial insemination (AI) have been turning to unregulated websites to avoid the high costs of using a clinic’s treatment.

An investigation by the BBC has found that women in the UK have become victims of harassment and time-wasters when trying to acquire sperm donors online.

Dr Larisa Corda said that ideally, she would love to see unregulated sperm donation websites “shut down.”

However, she also recognises that cost is still a barrier for a lot of women hoping to conceive.

“I think women are putting themselves in an incredibly vulnerable position medically speaking and secondly the potential for abuse,” she said.

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