There are a number of sperm banks where men can deposit their sperm to help infertile couples, single women or other couples. These are usually paid for and you can choose the type of person that you feel is best fit for your child via artificial insemination.
There are three main types of artificial insemination:
1. Intracervical insemination (ICI) is a technique for artificial insemination that includes injecting sperm directly into the cervix. The sperm is produced in a lab and then delivered through a catheter into the cervix.
2. Intrauterine insemination (IUI): In this method of artificial insemination, a thin, flexible catheter is used to place the sperm directly within the uterus. Bypassing the cervix, the sperm has a better chance of fertilizing the egg.
3. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a more advanced form of artificial insemination that entails fertilizing the egg outside the body in a petri dish before placing the resulting embryo(s) inside the uterus. When other artificial insemination techniques have failed or when there are additional fertility problems, this technique is frequently employed.