Whether you are starting your family or adding to it, the Reproductive Medicine Center physicians and staff can help you understand your options and proceed with a plan to reach your family goals. All patients will have an initial consultation with their physician to discuss their medical history, potential treatment options and financial options. Your physician will order diagnostic testing and screening to develop an individualized treatment plan. We've put together a list to help you find the options that are available at the Reproductive Medicine Center.
Sperm donation is a procedure in which a man donates semen — the fluid containing sperm that is released during ejaculation — to help an individual or a couple conceive a baby. Donated sperm can be injected into a woman's reproductive organs intrauterine insemination or used to fertilize mature eggs in a lab in vitro fertilization. The use of donated sperm is known as third-party reproduction. A man who makes a sperm donation can be known or anonymous to the recipient.
For some men, sperm production may resume within a few years of treatment. For others, fertility may be lost forever. Sperm preservation techniques may be covered by health insurance.
If you need donor sperm for artificial insemination, IUI, or other fertility treatments, online introductory services for sperm donors such as Co-parentMatch. Sperm banks let you purchase sperm instantly with a credit card, and have it shipped to a fertility clinic of your choice. Shipping of the sperm can be arranged, in most cases, the very next day and many sperm banks in the USA ship internationally. Some of the sperm banks listed in this section have active sperm donation programs enabling you to purchase sperm from healthy young men.