Egg and sperm donation allows many people and couples to be on parenthood. In the United States, gamete donation is allowed either with an anonymous donor or, conversely, with a known one. Besides, it is aimed at all kinds of people and couples, and both for AI or IVF.
Tag: donor-conceived individual
Given that artificial insemination has a low level of complexity, generally its cost is not very expensive. However, in cases where donor sperm is necessary, the price of AI will increase depending the specific features of the donation process.
Resorting to sperm donation adds an extra cost to the common in vitro fertilization price. Such increase may vary according to the donated sperm characteristics and the requirements imposed by the intended parents.
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.
There is no set of mandatory rules concerning sperm and egg donation at national level in the USA. Conversely, regulations vary from state to state. However, the majority follows the guidelines established by the ASRM (America Society for Reproductive Medicine).
The only type of sperm donation allowed in the US is anonymous donation. In case the man’s own semen is non-viable or if there is no male partner, the first option is to undergo donor insemination (ID).