Online semen donors are ‘harassing women and pressuring them into unprotected sex’
Women using online semen donation websites are being harassed and tricked by men they meet on the web, an investigation has revealed.
Growing numbers of women wanting babies are turning to free, unofficial websites where they can find semen donors without paying private fees of up to £1,300.
But men are trying to pressure or mislead them into unprotected sex or sending them inappropriate pictures, users claim.
Experts warn vulnerable women are putting themselves and their sexual health at risk, while official semen banks are struggling to find good quality donors.
An investigation has revealed a growing trend of women using unregulated semen donation websites which put women in touch with willing men.
But one user said she found out her donor was actually married and had had a vasectomy – suggesting he was just using the website to find sex.
And others have been told by men online they would have a better chance of conceiving through natural insemination – unprotected sex.