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Q: pregnancy ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: pregnancy
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: zumaroy-ga
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Posted: 08 Aug 2004 08:46 PDT
Expires: 07 Sep 2004 08:46 PDT
Question ID: 385018
In todays world is it possible for a woman to be impregnated WITHOUT
sperm delivered by a male or from a male?

Request for Question Clarification by tlspiegel-ga on 08 Aug 2004 15:30 PDT
Hi zumaroy,

Not yet, but the possiblity exists in the future:  It's known as
parthenogenesis - virgin birth.  Experts believe the process could be
used to help women whose partners are infertile or who want to have a
baby without a sperm donor.



How To Get Pregnant Without Sperm? Scientists in Australia have found
a way to fertilize eggs using genetic material from any cell in the
body - and not just sperm.

If the information I've provided answers the question to your
satisfaction, please post a clarification request for me to post in
the answer box.

Best regards,
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: pregnancy
From: purkinje-ga on 08 Aug 2004 15:17 PDT
Are you excluding any sperm at all, i.e., artificial insemination? In
theory you could combine the DNA from two eggs, but there are many
difficulties with this. I believe that it was done once however,
though I can't remember the specific research article.

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