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Registered: 05-17-2007
warning - highly controversial question
Thu, 05-17-2007 - 9:06pm
Can one get artificially inseminated by a donor without husband's consent?
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-18-2007 - 8:18am

I beleive husbands consent is needed.


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Registered: 03-18-2007
Fri, 05-18-2007 - 11:04am
I think that it depends on what state you're in. In Washington state, my husband needed to sign documentation that was witnessed by the clinic saying that he agreed. Because we are legally married, he is the legal father, no matter that it would not be his biologically.


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Registered: 03-30-2004
Fri, 05-18-2007 - 3:43pm
I'm sure you could as long as it wasn't through a doctor.
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Registered: 01-17-2005
Fri, 05-18-2007 - 7:49pm
Honestly- no judgment- in my experience, yes. My first IUI all I did was place an order online for the vial, it was shipped and doc did the procedure. Hubby wasn't even there.
My second, with a different bank, required a ton of notarized paperwork from both of us.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-18-2007 - 8:37pm

I was in Seattle and DH didn't have do anything

Sometimes he couldn't even make the appts with me

now I am curious as to WHY...but ignore me, I am nosy!

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Registered: 02-20-2007
Mon, 05-21-2007 - 12:44pm
To be honest, I've toyed with the idea of doing this. My husband's sperm is practically dead. I don't hold out much hope that, even with IVF and ICSI, I could ever have child child. We were planning to do IVF with donor egg so we'd have a better chance. I sometimes wonder if I should do an IUI with donor sperm. His infertility is far, far, far worse than mine. He probably wouldn't agree to me using DS though, so I would be "on my own" with that.