Sperm donation is done to help an individual or a couple conceive a baby. I wanted you to know that you have all made a huge difference in our life as a family. Our daughter was born in April. This lack of regulation has led to authorities in some jurisdictions bringing legal action against sperm agencies. Sperm donation gained popularity in the s and s. Many donees do not inform the child that they were conceived through sperm donation, or, when non-anonymous donor sperm has been used, they do not tell the child until they are old enough for the clinic to provide contact information about the donor.
Sperm donation preserves the sexual integrity of a recipient, but the woman is nevertheless able to benefit from the reproductive capacity of a man to provide her with a pregnancy.
In the US, sperm banks maintain lists or catalogues of donors which provide basic information such as racial origin, skin color, height, weight, color of eyes, and blood group. Find out more about accessing donor sperm as a same-sex couple Transit times may vary and these have a significant effect on sperm viability so that if a donor is not located near to a recipient female the sperm may deteriorate. Within the EU there are now regulations governing the transfer of human tissue including sperm between member states to ensure that these take place between registered sperm banks. You might choose to make a sperm donation to help those who are unable to conceive — such as a woman who doesn't have a male partner or a couple experiencing male infertility. Request an appointment Make an enquiry. In other projects Wikiquote.