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Treatment using donated sperm

There are situations when using donated sperm is the only way for a couple to get a baby.

If there are no sperm cells in the semen or testicles of the man, infertility treatment with donated sperm is an alternative.

Single women and women couples may also need infertility treatment to have a baby. In these situations, donated sperm is used for insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF). These two treatment programs are presented on our website.

The sperm donor must be healthy and under the age of 46 years. The donor is approved on basis of a health check. The sperm cells are deep frozen in liquid nitrogen in small portions. Before the sperm are used for infertility treatment, the man is tested for infections (HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea) before and 6 months after his sperm donation.

The children who have been conceived with the use of donated reproductive cells have the right to information on the donators identity when they reach 18 years of age. To make this possible, all donators are registered with the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health. The same criteria for approving and registering sperm donors apply to sperm banks abroad.

When donated reproductive cells are used, it is crucial that the child’s need for information on his/her biological origin is discussed.  It is also important to discuss the impact of treatment on the relations within the family and between the family and other people. The woman and her partner will have the possibility to discuss these matters with our psychologist.

You may consult the Aura Clinic for infertility treatment as soon as you want a child.