There are many reasons why people may need to use donated sperm, and in fact around half of all cases where couples are unable to get pregnant naturally are sperm-related. For many people, using a sperm donor or an egg donor or both may be the only way to see their dream of being a parent come true. In this article we look at the circumstances that may mean that having a baby with a sperm donor is the best option. For anyone thinking of assisted reproduction with the help of sperm donation , we also describe in step-by-step detail the selection process, safeguards and how the procedure works in IVI clinics. Our aim at IVI is to ensure that assisted reproduction treatments mirror natural reproduction as closely as possible; this means that compatibility between donors and recipients is key.
While this law provides complete legal protection to recipients inseminating with anonymous donor sperm, there have been legal cases in which directed donors sued for, and were granted, parental rights to a child conceived through donor insemination. Recipients who use directed donors can minimize the risk of possible legal challenges by going through a licensed sperm bank, but they are not guaranteed complete protection. We recommend that recipients using directed donors consult with a lawyer to create a written donor-recipient contract. One vial equals one attempt at pregnancy. The more visits a donor is able to make, the more vials will be frozen and available for insemination attempts. An average ejaculate yields between 2 and 4 one cc vials of semen. What type of inseminations are you planning on doing?
Kate M. METHODS: Forty-five potential sperm donors, 33 recipients and 12 partners completed an anonymous questionnaire regarding their opinions on the release of identifying information, whether a child should be told about the manner of their conception, the level of expected contact of donor with future donor offspring and the importance of anonymity in their decision to donate. Recipients were ambivalent about the level of contact between their offspring and the donor. Where similar legislation has been enacted in other countries, concern has been raised over donor recruitment Brewaeys et al. A similar decline has been reported in the Britain Paul et al.
Sperm donation is the provision by a man of his sperm with the intention that it be used in the artificial insemination or other 'fertility treatment' of a woman or women who are not his sexual partners in order that they may become pregnant by him. The man is known as a 'sperm donor' and the sperm he provides is known as 'donor sperm' because the intention is that the man will give up all legal rights to any child produced from his sperm, and will not be the legal father. However conception is achieved, the nature and course of the pregnancy will be the same as one achieved by sexual intercourse, and the sperm donor will be the biological father of every child born from his donations. Sperm donation enables a man to father a child for third-party women, and is therefore, categorized as a form of third party reproduction.