Donor sperm insemination is frequently used in couples in which the male has an extremely low or zero sperm count or in couples with a known genetic disease carried by the male. We recommend sperm banks that meticulously screen sperm donors for infectious or genetic diseases; samples are quarantined for at least 6 months to ensure the ultimate safety of our patients. The use of donor sperm is a highly successful alternative for couples dealing with severe male factor infertility. Prior to starting treatment with donor sperm, you will be referred to a reproductive counselor for counseling about third party reproduction. You and your partner will have blood testing performed, and our consent form will need to be reviewed and signed.
Donor Sperm Kansas City Fertility, IVF, ICSI, Donor Eggs & More
Treatment with Donor Sperm Therapeutic insemination or in vitro fertilization with donor sperm is considered when there is a male factor resulting from absent or significantly abnormal sperm. When couples plan to start a family the possibility of having an infertility problem is the furthest thing from their mind. The recommendation to use donor sperm is sometimes not easily received by couples. It is important to be well informed about all aspects of this treatment option in order to make a decision whether or not to proceed with treatment. At Reproductive Resource Center of Greater Kansas City, we are committed to answering your questions and providing you with the information you need to make that important decision. The use of donor sperm to achieve a pregnancy has been practiced for over a century.
Fertility preservation saves eggs, sperm or reproductive tissue so you can have biological children in the future. It can also be helpful for those who want to be able to conceive. Our care team supports fertility preservation for specialized populations including men, women, trans men, trans women, nonbinary and pediatric patients. As part of an academic medical center, we provide the most up-to-date fertility preservation options to give you the best outcome. We offer a variety of appointment types.
Sperm availability may also be an issue for single women, and same sex female couples. In these situations donor sperm can be utilized to achieve conception. What is donor sperm?