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IVF with Sperm Donation

Artificial insemination using donor sperm has been practiced for over a century, although the first published reports about the practice were in 1945. Over the past 10 years, the use of donor sperm has decreased as the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for the treatment of male infertility has become widespread.

 

Indications for Sperm Donation

Currently, therapeutic-donor insemination (DI or TDI) is appropriate when the male partner has severe abnormalities in the semen parameters and/or reproductive system.

These abnormalities include both obstructive (caused by a blockage of the ejaculatory ducts) and nonobstructive (due to testicular failure) azoospermia (absence of sperm), which may be congenital or acquired.

Examples of obstructive azoospermia include congenital absence of the vas deferens or previous vasectomy.

Examples of nonobstructive azoospermia include primary testicular failure or secondary testicular failure due to previous radiation treatment or chemotherapy. Severe oligospermia (decreased sperm count) or other significant sperm or seminal fluid abnormalities also are indications for DI. DI also is indicated if the male has ejaculatory dysfunction.

DI may be used if the female is Rh-sensitized and the male partner is Rh-positive
Donor insemination should be considered also in conditions such as:

  • where there is a high risk of transmitting a genetic disorder to the offspring,
  • where there is a high risk of transmitting infectious disease to the offspring or woman from the man,
  • women without a male partner.

Currently we are cooperating with Cryos International Sperm Bank and we are in the process of eastablishing our own Sperm Bank.

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