Using donor sperm and Canadian?
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|Sun, 10-21-2007 - 1:26pm|
Hi. I have been lurking here for a while, but I have not posted. I am full of questions, and would love if you would share your experiences with me.
I am considering TTC#2 and using donor sperm, but the costs here are outrageous. 1500 for two vials. My RE does two 2 IUIs two days in a row. They have told me that the sperm originates in the US (I think some of it comes from Cryogenics in Maryland) but for the life of me, I can't figure out why the cost is more than 3X what some American women are paying. There is shipping of course, but I don't think we have to pay duty on sperm!
I think part of the reason for the high costs are what I call morality taxes -- like there is something unethical, amoral or downright sinful about needing a donor, so we need to pay for it. Three things we can't get in Canada: diet cherry pepsi, fruit stripe gum and sperm.
Does anyone know of cheaper alternatives for getting an anonymous donor? What about ordering it online? I would love to have your feedback (whether you are American or Canadian). Thanks.
Mom to Eli 03/30/05