Building A Family Using A Sperm Donor
For many women, the use of sperm from a donor is an option that can make pregnancy possible. As with egg donation, in some cases women can use a male friend as a sperm donor, or they can use the services of a sperm bank. Once the sperm is available, based on the woman’s health and other factors pregnancy is usually achieved using intracervical, intrauterine or intravaginal insemination. Donor sperm can also be used in an IVF procedure to create an embryo that is then implanted into the woman’s uterus. With IVF women can also have the option of using a donor egg to achieve a pregnancy.
Sperm Donor Screening Overview
Anonymous sperm donation is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Anonymous sperm donors are required to be tested for certain infections and may also need to meet other screening criteria. While these same regulations may not apply when a friend serves as a sperm donor, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends that all sperm donors including known donors undergo the same initial and periodic screening and testing process used in anonymous donation.
Find Your Sperm Bank and Sperm Donor Match
GayParentsToBe®, in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), works with trusted agencies through out the country to ensure we meet the needs of our patients.
Are you interested in learning more about your sperm donation options? Contact us today and let our GayParentsToBe team assist you in finding the right sperm bank and sperm donor for you and your partner.
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