IUI and donor insemination
Insemination with the partner's (AIH) or donor sperm (DI) involves injecting a semen sample into the uterus just before ovulation. This technique is known as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and is the most commonly applied technique for donor insemination.
The London Women's Clinic in co-operation with the London Sperm Bank has the largest donor insemination programme in the UK. We have treated single and lesbian couples for many years, and offer advice in relaxed, friendly and informal surroundings. Our team of consultants and nurses are discreet and sympathetic.
Patients are carefully assessed before treatment and counselling is always required to ensure that patients are fully aware of the UK's legislation concerning the identity of sperm donors. Sperm donors are screened for sexually transmittable agents (including HIV) and genetically inherited diseases. Sperm are frozen and quarantined for a minimum of six months, at which point the test for HIV is repeated prior to use.
The London Sperm Bank has a large stock of donor sperm ready for use by patients at the LWC North East. Donor sperm can be ordered online and couriered to the clinic for treatment to take place. View our donors.