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Infertility is an issue that can consume you in a number of ways; it takes an emotional toll as well as a financial one and you end up spending a lot of time and energy on it too.  If the treatment is successful, all’s well and good; but the problem arises when things don’t work out the way you had thought they would. It’s true that IVF is an infertility treatment that has a very high success rate and when it is done at a reputed clinic you have very good chances of conceiving.

But you have to keep in mind that though we as IVF specialists intervene in the natural process, there is only that much we can do.  For example, for men with complete testicular failure, we suggest that they consider other options like using donor sperm, for having a baby. Now, this isn’t a decision that can be taken lightly.

The Considerations

Regardless of whether you are dealing with genetic or male factor infertility issues or are a single woman or even a lesbian couple who wants to conceive; there are a range of considerations that you should be keeping in view when you are selecting donor sperm:

  • An anonymous sperm donor doesn’t have parental rights over the child conceived from his donation
  • Sperm donors are screened for infectious and genetic diseases
  • All sperm banks keep a profile of the donors and if you have a preference in terms of physical attributes, such as height, skin color, and blood group

All-in-all, it’s very important to make a well-informed decision and a well-thought out one while opting to use donor sperm to have a baby.

Need more information? Please send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you better!

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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