Through Donor Sperm Use, Innovative Fertility Center Provides Options for Achieving Pregnancy
In about one-third of cases, male factor infertility is the culprit that prevents infertile couples from conceiving. Dr. Mark Rispler and Dr. Joshua J. Berger can expertly identify common causes of male infertility, including low sperm count. Often, our team recommends the use of donor sperm to address the problem and increase the odds of conception.
Although many individuals or couples haven’t considered donor services, Innovative Fertility Center successfully employs donor egg or donor sperm to help ensure a positive outcome for our patients. Your doctor may utilize donor sperm in well-tested procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to circumvent male factor infertility.
Who should use a donor sperm IUI
After a personalized consultation and initial testing, your doctor may suggest donor sperm for:
- Couples who appear to have male factor infertility issues such as low sperm count or no sperm present
- Couples where the male partner has a known sex-linked genetic defect such as fragile X-syndrome
- Same-sex couples
- Single women
Moving forward with donor sperm If you decide to pursue the use of donor sperm, Innovative Fertility Center can provide the names of respected sperm banks, which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and adhere to strict protocols. These centers collect sperm samples, freeze them and store the specimens until the appointed time.
When selecting a facility, make sure the sperm bank follows the American Association of Tissue Bank guidelines. After selecting the sperm bank, you will want to choose the donor. The facility can provide detailed information about potential candidates including weight, height, appearance, education level, background and other relevant details. These companies thoroughly screen all donors for communicable diseases and inheritable illnesses; sperm samples are quarantined for six months as added protection.
Preparing for infertility treatment with donor sperm Within a week of the procedure date, the sperm bank will ship several vials to our fertility clinic. The sperm samples will be thawed and prepared for insemination or IVF on the actual day of the insemination or in-lab fertilization.
For patient safety, all donor insemination or IVF cycles must utilize frozen sperm, not fresh samples.
Using a known sperm donor
The process for choosing a known sperm donor involves lengthier steps and requires a more detailed discussion. If you would like to pursue a known sperm donor, contact our office. Donor sperm can give patients a viable alternative for the path to parenthood. Our team is available to explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
Call our fertility center to schedule a consultation appointment.