Infertility can be addressed through assisted reproductive technology. The most common treatments are artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.
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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.
Artificial insemination by donor is a low-complexity fertility treatment especially indicated for single mothers, heterosexual couples in which there exist a severe male factor, and same-sex female couples.
Artificial insemination is the easiest of all assisted reproductive technologies. It consists of placing those sperm presenting the highest motility rates into the woman’s cervix during her fertile days.
Egg donation, sperm donation and/or embryo donation are fertility treatments that allow many women and couples becoming parents through assisted reproductive technology.
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.
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).
Apart from the previous requirements, it is highly important that women are under 35 in order to achieve success after artificial insemination. In such way, the pregnancy rate would rise up to 20% per cycle; after 4 inseminations, the chances for pregnancy using husband’s sperm rise up to 60%, while they increase by 10% with insemination by donor.