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A 24-year-old female asked:

Dr.is it true that ladies who get pregnant by self/home insemination will get birth defects/menatally/physicaly retarded babies?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No it is not: No increased risk of medical conditions.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I don't see : How that would be possible if the semen being used is free from any abnormality. Women have been artificially inseminated for years and no evidence of increased birth defects has been reported.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: Women who get pregnant by self or home insemination are not more prone to delivering babies with birth defects or retardation.

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Last updated Jul 1, 2020

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