The sperm donation process can be done at a fertility clinic or sperm bank. It can be used for IUI, or at-home artificial insemination or, less commonly, IVF.
In which cases is donor-sperm IVF indicated? What is involved in the sperm donation process in accordance to the Spanish Law on Assisted Human Reproduction Techniques?
The absence of a male partner or severe male infertility are the main causes as to why a single person or a couple starts a fertility treatment using donor sperm.
Engaging into a sperm donation programs to undergo an IVF cycle is advisable in cases where there is poor-quality sperm, genetically altered sperm or in case there is no male partner.
Cryptozoospermia or cryptospermia is a sperm pathology that may lead to male infertility and is characterized by a low sperm quantity. Actually, it causes the same symptoms as oligozoospermia, but more severely.
To diagnose male infertility a seminogram is conducted. One of parameters evaluated is the concentration or amount of spermatoza found in the ejaculate.
Meeting a series of requisites is needed, in order to have acess to artificial insemination with donor’s sperm, so that there a guarantees of the effectiveness of the treatment.
The Spanish Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Mollecular Pathology warns of the decrease in seminal quality provoked by several factors. That’ss why the spermiogram is a key test in the fertility studies of the couples that have troubles achieving pregnancy.
Obesity can affect the quality of the sperm. Men with a body mass index higher than 30 have more problems with their spermatozoa. Losing weight thanks to healthy habits improves the seminal quality.
In order to know whether a man is fertile or not, there are several parameters that must be taken into account and can guide us when it comes to establish it.