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Donor Sperm

In approximately 40% of all infertility cases, there is a problem with the male partner’s sperm. Sometimes there may be too few or the movement may be impaired. Other times the sperm may be abnormal. Or there may be no sperm at all.

In each of these situations, as well as for single women and lesbian couples who want children and have no access to sperm, donor sperm is a great option to help achieve their dream of starting a family.

OUR DONOR SPERM PROGRAM

Our Scottsdale fertility center is part of the national Boston IVF network that has assisted in over 75,000 babies since 1986. Since then, we have successfully performed and treated thousands of donor sperm cases, and remain at the forefront of third-party reproduction in the Southwest and the USA.

Our Donor Sperm Program believes in providing individuals and couples with open access to all fertility treatments, regardless of sexual orientation. With the help of Dr. Hade, we will support you every step of the way.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR DONOR SPERM?

  • single women
  • lesbian individuals and couples
  • couples where the male partner has abnormal sperm
  • couples where the male partner has no sperm
  • couples where the male partner carries a genetic disease

WHERE DO I FIND A SPERM DONOR?

Our Scottsdale fertility center works with several award-winning sperm cryobanks to help you choose an appropriate sperm donor. Sperm banks ensure that prospective donors undergo extensive screening including full medical and family histories, physical exams and screenings for genetic disorders and infectious diseases.

If you choose to use your own sperm donor (such as a friend or relative), your donor will need to undergo the required physical screening process at a licensed sperm cryobank.

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CHOOSING A SPERM DONOR 101

  • our fertility team will recommend reputable sperm banks and help you to navigate the selection process
  • all cryobank donors are medically and psychologically screened
  • all cryobank donors are also screened for their family medical history
  • all cryobank donor sperm is frozen and quarantined for six months before it is released for use
  • this quarantine period rules out any infectious or sexually transmitted diseases
  • cryobank donors are anonymous, but they often provide a childhood picture and a personal statement
  • demographic information including hair color, race, height, education, and a career history is also available

The Insemination Process

Donor sperm can be used with IVF or IUI. The most common and first fertility option is intrauterine insemination (IUI). If sperm quality is lower, the amount of sperm available is limited, or an IUI was not successful, then the donor sperm can also be used with IVF.

If you are using a sperm donor with IVF, you will still receive fertility medications to prepare your eggs for retrieval. Once retrieved, your eggs will be combined with the donor sperm and your resulting embryos will then be transferred back to your uterus for implantation.

YOUR FIRST STEP: AN INITIAL CONSULTATION

If you have questions about donor sperm treatment, or wish to learn about the first steps before entering our Donor Sperm Program, don’t hesitate to contact our center to learn more about your options.