Who needs men? An article at Slate shows that midwives for at-home fertility treatments work just as well. Maybe better:
The night Eva and Christine conceived their daughter was magical. After tracking Christine’s fertility cycle for months…Christine’s temperature and other factors told them it was time to try again. The moment of peak fertility struck in the middle of the night. They called their midwife, who…came immediately to their apartment. Using frozen sperm they’d purchased from a sperm bank…the midwife inserted a speculum into Christine’s vagina, snaked a thin tube directly into her uterus, and readied the vial of sperm.
Proving that markets can develop for almost anything, Slate credits growth of the in-home intrauterine insemination to the fact that same-sex couples are being turned away by fertility clinics who don’t want to turn conception into a medical procedure. This procedure isn’t covered by insurance and entrepreneurial midwives sensed a market and began offering cash-based fertility services.