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 fertilise mature eggs in a lab (in vitro fertilisation). The use of donated sperm is known as third-party reproduction.
Before you can donate sperm, you must be screened for medical conditions and other risk factors. It’s also important to understand the possible emotional, psychological and legal issues of sperm donation.
IVF with Sperm Donation
IVF with Sperm Donation is very much like the IVF/ICSI treatment program, the only difference is instead of using the male patient’s own sperm sample, certified donor sperm is used.
Before identifying the right treatment protocol and proceeding with treatment, an effective assessment is made in the light of tests and screening.
Before attempting treatment using a sperm donor, patients may want to consider surgical sperm retrieval methods as the last resort. In some cases, even though the male patient is not able to produce sperm through ejaculation, it may still be possible to obtain sperm from within the testes or the epididymis through minor surgical sperm extraction surgery.
Stages of the sperm donation process
The female involved will undergo an ultrasound evaluation to closely understand the condition of her body.
Once this test is completed and the results are favourable, a course of necessary hormone tests will commence. This will determine if the hormonal qualities exist to help give birth in the first place.
After screening and suitability to undergo treatment, oocyte development follow-up programs using ultrasound and hormonal testing programs will commence. If the female oocytes are not suitable for use, then moving from sperm donation to embryo donation will instead be considered. If the female oocytes are suitable for use, then the sperm donation process will begin. The process only works with oocytes which can handle the full process.
Choosing a donor
North Cyprus has access to a range of multinational ethnicities to satisfy every patient’s needs who can choose a sperm donor both anonymous and non-anonymous.
The choice of the donor depends entirely on the patient who will be advised to review several donor profiles before making a final decision. A dedicated donor coordinator will use phenotypic matching to find a donor that matches preferred characteristics such as hair colour, eye colour, height, blood type and skin tone.
If a patient chooses to use their own donor bank, they can provide the details and local clinics will coordinate the bank to ship the donor sperm to North Cyprus.
Why do men donate sperm?
A man who makes a sperm donation can be known or anonymous to the recipient. Sperm donations made to a known recipient are called directed donations.
Sperm donation is done to help an individual or a couple conceive a baby. You might choose to make a sperm donation to help those who are unable to conceive, such as a woman who doesn’t have a male partner or a couple experiencing male infertility.
If you donate semen to a sperm bank, you’ll likely be paid for each donation that passes the sperm bank’s screening process. Payment is intended to compensate you for your time and any related expenses. The amount is typically low enough that money isn’t the main incentive for donating.
Why should I choose sperm donation in Cyprus?
There are many places in Europe which allow you to receive high-quality sperm donation treatment. However some aspects make North Cyprus particularly an excellent choice for using a donor.
NCY proudly boasts an exceptional standard of all its health care facilities and makes it an incomparable destination for sperm donation. Despite being far less expensive than some of its European neighbours, standards in North Cyprus are extremely high whilst taking all required measurements when it comes to safe sperm donation.
Sperm donation success rates are determined by several factors, predominantly age, but North Cyprus displays facilities which can help overcome biological limitations and make success rates higher.
Whilst some nations make it difficult for you to maintain rights over a child with donated sperm, if you want to make sure that you retain full legal parenthood of your child, then sperm donation in NCY makes by far the most sense.
Equal rights legislation means after successful donor insemination, the obligations from the sperm donor end at that, allowing all parties to move on happily.
Contact Health NCY and we will provide a more comprehensive breakdown of the options available to you in North Cyprus.