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. Sperm may be donated by the donor directly to the intended recipient woman or through a sperm bank or fertility clinic. Pregnancies are usually achieved by using donor sperm in assisted reproductive technology ART techniques which include artificial insemination either by intracervical insemination ICI or intrauterine insemination IUI in a clinic, or intravaginal insemination at home.
Egg Donation in Denmark
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Men between 18 and 45 and women between 18 and 35 willing to donate sperm or eggs to 40 couples waiting for treatment are wanted. The fertility centre in Aberdeen has launched the search. Volunteers can contact co-ordinator Lorraine Stewart, in confidence, on or email lah. A full discussion about the implications for donors and their families takes place prior to acceptance on the programme Dr Mark Hamilton Aberdeen Fertility Clinic "Some of these couples are unable to have a baby because the man does not produce any sperm or the woman does not produce any eggs, or because the eggs or sperm they produce are unlikely to result in a healthy child. Donors must be fit and healthy and have no strong family history of any medical problem. Ideally they are men and women who have completed their own family and feel able to help others who cannot have children without the aid of donation. Find identity "Donors are not being told the identity of the people receiving treatment using their eggs or sperm, but they can find out how many children have been born as a result of their donations.
Why So Many Women Travel to Denmark for Fertility Treatments
We make sure that our donors are well cared for and monitored during stimulation and following egg collection. We avoid over stimulation as this is unhealthy for the donor. By doing so we ensure that the eggs collected from them are healthy and mature and ready for fertilisation. This has a beneficial effect for our egg donation recipients.
Many people want a pandemic baby, but some sperm banks are running low. So women are joining unregulated Facebook groups to find willing donors, no middleman required. Alvaro Dominguez.