Infertility in the couple is diagnosed after a year trying to conceive without success. It can be male or female infertility, or a combination of both.
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Infertility can be addressed through assisted reproductive technology. The most common treatments are artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.
Using donor sperm for in vitro fertilization does not translate into a significant price increase if compared to the basic cost of IVF. Greek law establishes a limit on what the amount donors can be given as a compensation must be.
The cost of IVF using donor sperm ranges from €3,000 to €5,000 and usually includes expenses derived from the donor, such as the economic compensation and the sperm donor screening process.
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?
In vitro fertilization is a fertility procedure through which egg-sperm binding occurs in the laboratory, aiming at obtaining an embryo that will be later transferred into the woman so that pregnancy occurs.
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.
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.
There is evidence that free radicals and active oxygen affect both development and quality of sperm. Antioxidants can help reduce this damage and, thus, improve semen quality.
Contrary to popular belief, exceeded abstinence days may worsen semen quality due to an increased sperm concentration. This may affect sperm motility.