Thanks to the voluntary and voluntary donation of sperm, couples waiting for a baby find hope of pregnancy. How does it happen? Who can give his sperm? What is the waiting time? There are the answers to your questions.
Anyone wishing to donate sperm must fulfill several conditions: be fewer than 45, be a father and have the agreement of his spouse. You must know that the donation is free and anonymous. Youwill be able to benefit men who suffer from incurable sterility. The recipient couple is on a waiting list: the delay is variable, between 6 and 24 months, according to the association whose goal is to help men and women confronted with infertility. He may then use various medically assisted procreation techniques such as artificial insemination with sperm donation (IAD) or in vitro fertilization with sperm donation (Fiv-D). For the unexplained infertility these are the options for you.
As for the donor, he must first perform a health check. His sperm is then collected after having respected a few days of abstinence. It is analyzed and a freezing test is performed. The donor must then return several times to the center for new collections of semen. This is packaged in doses of 0.20ml called “flakes” and stored in liquid nitrogen.
During medically assisted procreation treatment, it may be necessary to use a sperm donation. For some people, this is the only way to fulfill their dream of having children. This may be the case, for example, when:
- A man has no sperm in his ejaculate or testicles, or
- A man has a genetic disease,
- A single woman or a lesbian couple wants to be pregnant.
Donors, Definitions – Here are how we decided here at the clinic to define the different possibilities:
“Anonymous” sperm donation: basic data (eye color, hair color, height, weight)
Sperm donation “anonymous plus”: basic data + blood group and employment / training
Sperm donation “contactable”: as “anonymous more” but with possibility of access to identity (You must control yourself with the sperm bank)
The sperm banks are different and there may be differences in the definition of “identity” and therefore if there is possibility of contact with the donor later in the child’s life. The fertility doctors are the best bets there.
But others choose the anonymous or anonymous donor more, because they want to keep the responsibility of the child (in the name of the child’s interest) and thereby, not “just” to discard / give up at the child is in charge of choosing to know more or not later without his life.
Nowadays, there is also another essential and important issue in the choice of the donor. Because what does it mean to choose a contactable donor? The notion of “contactable” donor is broad. In the law, nothing says that the child has the right to meet his donor when he is 18 years old but only that he has the right to know his identity. Which induces a new question,what does “identity” cover? Is it a name, an address or just the data on it? We do not know because sperm banks offer different versions.