Tag: sperm viability

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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Natural pregnancy

Breaking of the egg's layers

In order to achieve a natural pregnancy, a minimum concentration of motile sperm is required. Likewise, there should be no obstruction of the Fallopian tubes and sexual intercourse should take place during the woman’s fertile days.

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Analysis of sperm vitality

Eosin stain in the evaluation of sperm viability

This test is performed when undergoing a seminogram in those cases where the number of immotile sperm is over 40%. It allows us to check whether sperm are dead or alive but immotile.

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Annexin V columns

Annexin columns or MACS allow an improvement on sperm quality, since they enable the removal of pre-apoptotic spermatozoa thanks to a component on their outer membrane.

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