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Sperm Donation

The clinics providing Sperm Donation are listed below. Contact them today to get a quote, make an appointment or have an online consultation.

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The Columbia Fertility Associates - Dr. Rani Abbasi

Our practice is committed to personalized and compassionate patient care. Dr Abbasi offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive endocrinology disorders with her years of experience in the field.

  • Testimonial: " Dr Abbasi is very practical and professional " giggles
  • Languages: English, French, Urdu
  • Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
  • 00 1 323 904 9010 ext: 1153

LIV Fertility Center Puerto Vallarta / Mexico
LIV Fertility Center

At LIV, our fertility specialists are some of the most renowned experts in the field. Our center believes in a team approach to fertility treatment. We trust in our multiple and complimentary medical disciplines to lead you on your journey to pregnancy success. Our goal is to provide you affordable and safe fertility care in Mexico — saving you nearly 50% when compared to United States and Canada. Both inside and outside of the center — LIV gives you the confidence to explore and enjoy an intimate experience in Puerto Vallarta.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Hotel to Clinic Transfers

Irega Cancun Cancun / Mexico
Irega Cancun

Irega Cancun is home to a professional team of fertility care experts who are passionate about making your dreams of having a baby come true and we guarantee it with our IVF Guarantee program.

  • Testimonial: " "We had a really good experience" " Chicago
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Translator Services
  • 00 52 55 4161 3010 ext: 1040

Tijuana Infertility Clinic

Tijuana Infertility Clinic is made up of a qualified medical team and IVF professionals who offer highly specialized areas in the study diagnosis and treatment of infertility for males and females.

  • Testimonial: " From the very beginning the process was smooth and professional. I’m truly grateful and thankful that we decided to take a leap of faith and have our baby with IMER. " Amber, California, USA
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
  • 00 52 55 4161 3010 ext: 1038

Insemer Mexico City / Mexico

Our premier infertility clinic was developed with the primary goal of improved evaluation and — the treatment of infertility in couples. We are your partner on this family building journey.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Flight Booking Assistance, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Airport Transfers, Translator Services
  • 00 52 55 4161 3010 ext: 1034

BioFertility Center Guadalajara / Mexico
BioFertility Center

As a global leader in the services of infertility care in Mexico, BioFertility in Guadalajara creates a clinical ambience as academic, generating an excellent ambience of personal and professional development.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Flight Booking Assistance, Hotel Reservations, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Local Tours, Translator Services
  • 00 52 55 4161 3010 ext: 1165

Panama IVF Panama City / Panama
Panama IVF

Our doors are open to provide an excellent service to our IVF patients in conjunction with the highest standards of international quality with Panama IVF.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Airport pickup, , Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
  • 00 52 55 4161 3010 ext: 1130

Instituto de Fertilidad Humana

Instituto de Fertilidad Humana specializes in diagnosis and treatments of infertility combined with state-of-the-art reproductive medicine, as well as the personalized care you deserve.

The Colombian Center for Fertility and Sterility

The globally recognized Colombian Center for Fertility and Sterility (CECOLFES) offers couples the opportunity to identify and solve the problems encountered in having children.

  • Testimonial: " Fantastic! My husband and I tried InVitro in the US and spent entirely too much money and did not get pregnant. " dukiemud
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Additional Services: Hotel Reservations, Local Accommodation Assistance, Airport Transfers
  • 00 1 323 904 9010 ext: 1151

UKCFA London / United Kingdom

UKCFA offers a wide range of infertility treatments tailored to meet your needs and make you feel enlightened on your journey to Parenthood. We are run by UK’s leading IVF Fertility Consultants with a unique partnership with Cyprus IVF Centre (CIC) in Famagusta.

  • Testimonial: " Our twin boys were born on 1 February. Both are very well and healthy, though I feel like I have been run over by a truck, whilst my husband is completely besotted. "
  • Languages: English
  • Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services, Hotel to Clinic Transfers
  • 00 44 20 3322 9575 ext: 1155

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What is IVF with Sperm Donation?

Male infertility affects 1 in 3 couples who have problems conceiving. If sperm retrieval is not the problem and the cause of male infertility is low sperm count, sperm donation with IVF is a recommended method of assisted reproductive technology (ART). Couples where the male partner is at risk of passing a genetically inherited disease to children may choose sperm donation with artificial insemination or to increase the chance of success, in vitro fertilization.


Couples may choose a known donor or an anonymous donor from a sperm bank. Anonymous sperm donors are screened for infection, disease and record of medical problems. Donor sperm is analyzed to ensure the sperm count is high and for high motility to ensure the chance of successful fertilization. Recipient couples can select a sperm donor to match their physical and intellectual characteristics. Sperm banks keep records of physical attributes of donors, such as hair and eye color, IQ levels, blood group, ethnicity, and personality traits to help match couples with a perfect donor.


IVF with Sperm Donation Procedure

The procedure for in vitro fertilization with sperm donation is identical to traditional IVF. Mature eggs are collected from the woman following a cycle of fertility drugs to induce ovulation. The egg is then fertilized using the donor sperm. ICSI is used in IVF treatments with sperm donation to increase the chance of successful fertilization. The donated sperm is separated from semen, washed, spun and the healthiest sperm are individually selected by fertility specialists. The sperm is injected directly into the center (cytoplasm) of the egg to ensure successful fertilization.


Risks and Side Effects of IVF with Sperm Donation

Risks and side effects include possible displacement of the embryos into the cervix, resulting in a lost embryo, or in the fallopian tubes, resulting in tubal (ectopic) pregnancy; multiple pregnancies. If IVF is successful, a normal pregnancy will be carried out. If IVF with sperm donation results in an unsuccessful pregnancy or no pregnancy, different methods of IVF should be considered, such asEmbryo Donor IVF or IUI Sperm Donor.


Recovery from IVF with Sperm Donation

After the procedure, the patient should return home to rest for the remainder of the day, and should avoid strenuous activities for the next three days.


Length of stay in country: 21-25 days, 14 if treatment commences in home country.


Success Rates of IVF with Sperm Donation

Many factors are to be taken into consideration when calculating the overall success rate of IVF procedures. IVF success rates depend on the age of the woman, the number of embryos transferred and cryopreserved, the recipient’s response to drugs, and the clinic. Success rates are higher for women under 35, but resulting pregnancies from sperm donor insemination is no different than resulting pregnancies achieved through normal intercourse. One thing that can factor in to the success rates of sperm donation with IVF is the type of sperm donation. Frozen sperm results in a lesser chance of pregnancy than freshly donated sperm.


Cost of IVF with Sperm Donation

The Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine indicates the cost of IVF with ICSI in the USA of any reputable program across the country to average between $10,000-$12,000USD including fertility drugs.


Whenever an advertised price is significantly less than this, it typically means something has been left out. There are some programs that claim their ability to perform IVF for half this amount. These programs do not include the total price with the cost of medications, laboratory charges and the cost of monitoring.


The $10,000-$12,000 cost does not include the sperm donor fee, which can cost up to an extra $600, depending on the sperm bank. Compare this with the cost of IVF with sperm donation, at some of the popular medical tourism destinations.


IVF with Sperm Donation FAQs

How are recipient couples screened? The recipient couple will be screened for infectious diseases, such as HIV, Hepatitis B & C and for sexually transmitted diseases such as Gonorrhea, Syphilis, CMV and Chlamydia.

How do fertility clinics match the donor to the male partner? Couples can choose to receive donor sperm from someone they know, such as a friend or family member, or they can receive donor sperm from an anonymous donor, in which case the fertility care center would match the physical characteristics (ethnicity, height, build, skin type, eye color, hair color and texture) of the donor to the husband of the woman receiving the treatment. The fertility care clinics partnered with VisitandCare.com typically seek male university students who already have families and who are willing to donate their sperm free of charge to sperm banks, where their sperm will be frozen and cryopreserved. During the sperm donor selection process, potential sperm donors are screened for infectious diseases, mental disorders, genetic medical conditions, and sexually transmitted diseases that could be transmitted to the newborn.

What fertility drugs are taken? Once the sperm donor and the recipient mother pass all the necessary screenings, the recipient mother will be put on fertility drugs to prepare her eggs for harvesting, during which time her blood hormone levels and endometrium (the lining of the uterus) will be monitored.

How are eggs collected? When the recipient mother’s eggs are ready for harvesting, eggs can be retrieved. Eggs are usually retrieved by the guidance of an ultrasound, which usually takes about 30 minutes. The doctor will insert a thin needle through the vagina into each ovary. The eggs will collected by laparoscopy (a small telescope with a light attached). This procedure involves making a small incision in the stomach and extracting the eggs with a fine needle.

How is sperm collected? If sperm bank donor sperm is being used, then the selected sperm will have been thawed and prepared that same morning. Some clinics may only use freshly donated sperm, in which case the sperm would be donated the same day as the egg retrieval.

What is the fertilization process? Most fertility clinics use ICSI to fertilize eggs and increase the chance of success. In ICSI, sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of the egg. A thin, hollow needle is pierced through the cell membrane, and is loaded with a single sperm. The benefit of using ICSI for in vitro fertilization is only one sperm is needed.

When are embryos transferred into the uterus? Embryo transfer can occur 1-5 days after fertilization occurs, depending on factors that the couple will discuss with the embryologist, such as low sperm count and embryo development. Same day embryo transfer, in which the embryos are transferred 4 hours after fertilization, is suitable and increasingly common, since it allows recipients to undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis. Embryologists recommend that the recipient wait until day five to transfer the embryo, which is known as the blastocyst stage. The blastocyst transfer has also become quite communal as it increases chances of successful implantation and decreases the likelihood of multiple pregnancies.

What is the insemination process? This process is the last stage of the IVF procedure. It is typically painless and does not require anesthesia. Healthy embryos are transferred into the uterus through the cervix with a catheter. Typically 2-4 embryos are transferred into the uterus to increase the chances of pregnancy. If done successfully, the patient can go home and should rest for the remainder of the day. A pregnancy test will be given 12-15 days after the embryo transfer. If the IVF is successful, a normal pregnancy can be carried out.

*Note: It is often the case in IVF with egg donation that more embryos are produced than can be used in one cycle. When this happens, those embryos can be frozen and preserved for future use.


Last updated on December 12th, 2011