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Artificial insemination law nears

"It feels very good"
5:29 min

A law granting single women the right to undergo artificial insemination in Sweden is expected to pass later this year, reports news agency TT

In the past Swedish Radio News has reported about women who've taken dramatic measures to get pregnant - like one who arranged to meet an anonymous sperm donor at a public bathroom. Alternatively, some women choose to go to Denmark to get the treatment on their own dime.

But fairly soon, single women in Sweden are expected to get the right to be artificially inseminated. The government is planning to propose it for Parliament to turn into law this autumn, according to news agency TT.

However, even if single women get the undergo the procedure here, they may still have to wait in long queues, as there is a sperm shortage. How rosy does the outlook actually look for single women who want to be moms?

Radio Sweden interviewed Bodil Lindholm, the chair of Femmis, a Swedish association for single mothers by choice through insemination/or IVF, to find out how she felt about the prospect of change.

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