Aid and Sperm Banks in Great Britain

  • David W. Richardson


In Great Britain, it has been estimated that approximately 1,000 to 1,200 marriages out of the 400,000 marriages each year will be possible candidates for artificial insemination with donor semen (AID) .1,2 If each couple were to have 2 children by donor insemination, then about 2 000 children would be born for each year’s marriages. This figure would represent 0.15-0.3% of the total 650 000 annual births in Britain.


Artificial Insemination Dental Student Great BRITAIN British Medical Association Donor Semen 


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  1. 1.
    Levie, L.H. Donor insemination in Holland. Wld. Med. J., 19: 90, 1972.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Richardson, D.W. Artificial insemination in the human. In : Modern trends in Human Genetics, 2, p. 404–448, Butterworths, London, 1975.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. Richardson
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Unit of Reproductive BiologyEdinburghScotland

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