Tag: sperm quality

What is sperm donation?

What is the process of sperm donation?

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.

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Donor sperm insemination in Spain

Donor sperm insemination

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.

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Artificial insemination

How is an AI performed

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.

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Types of donor conception

Achieving pregnancy thanks to donor conception

Egg donation, sperm donation and/or embryo donation are fertility treatments that allow many women and couples becoming parents through assisted reproductive technology.

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Sperm donation in the USA

Using donor sperm to have a baby

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.

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Seminal quality

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.

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Sperm and antioxidants

Oxidative stress

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.

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Results after artificial insemination

Success rate for AI

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.

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