Learn More About Sperm Donation

An older practice than imagined, the donation of semen to help infertile couples or, women who wish to have children without the need for a relationship, is increasingly popular in the world of fertility. With the facilities that medicine provides in diagnosing male problems such as low motility, quantity or even total sterility, social networks have become a very strong stronghold of the contact source for sperm donation. This is because the knowledge of self-insemination techniques at home or in clinical procedures, has gained strength in recent years. The donation made in niche clinics is safe, however, donating homemade sperm hides some risks that not even donors realize!

Donations in specialized clinics are surrounded by care. The man interested in donating his sperm, goes to the place (clinic), signs up and undergoes several tests (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis, etc.) to check his health. If his health condition is approved, he becomes a registered donor and authorized to donate. It is important to emphasize that the donor man must be completely anonymous and will have no contact with the child generated by the procedure. Mothers will also not have any access to the donor’s registration, as determined by the Federal Council of Medicine and ANVISA. The material is harvested and can be frozen for future use. Remembering that in Brazil, it is not possible to sell this material, in fact, it is prohibited by law !

To receive sperm donation in procedures where the man is found to be infertile or, if the woman wishes to be a single mother and interested in receiving the donated sperm, she goes to a clinic and, at the doctor’s request, undergoes an in vitro fertilization or insemination process artificial . This method is common and can cost from R $ 3 up to 16 thousand reais , everything depends on where you are going to do it and which procedure you chose. The need for mediation procedure to induce ovulation and with the assistance of a fertility specialist, makes the procedure of choice.

Homemade Sperm Donation – Risky Way to Try to Get Pregnant

A very worrying, and even alarming fact regarding public health, are donations or even informal sales of sperm. With the arrival of social networks, applications such as Whatsapp, for example, the number of sperm donation has grown absurdly. Couples who want to be parents, or homo affective unions of women, look for a way to lower costs and communicate with each other for sales and unofficial donations like those made in specialized clinics. There are two ways to make a clandestine sale or donation: with physical contact and without physical contact . However, both are dangerous for both sides, both for those who want to get pregnant, and for those who make the donation with physical contact.

Donations of sperm made the homemade way are usually not closely monitored by doctors who analyze the donor’s health before any procedure. Sometimes, not even a blood test is done to check for diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis  and so many others that are susceptible to transmission with the contact of body fluids. Donation with physical contact puts both sides at risk, both who is providing the semen and who is receiving it. The recipient of the form without physical contact is the one who takes all the risks. The fact is that the insecurity of this method is more and more, putting health at risk for those who submit to the purchase or receive the donation from a stranger and without any access to their health history. The sale of sperm is forbidden, and even if done clandestinely, it is considered illegal and a crime. Fact that does not happen in countries like the United States, Germany and others, where the sale of sperm is allowed, all in clinics where the man himself receives a value for his sperm. Here is the tip of the film made on the subject De Repente Pai , which tells the adventure of a man who discovered he was the father of more than 500 people with his semen sales to a bank, worth a session with popcorn and everything.

What does it take to be a sperm donor?

To become a sperm donor you need to fulfill some requirements, the main one being health in perfect condition . The next thing is to have a satisfactory amount of good, mobile sperm with good morphology. The donor must be between 18 and 45 years old, have no genetic and congenital diseases found in the family, sign a term of responsibility for the donation, and of course, do all the necessary tests that are usually paid for by the clinic where he is donating the material. At least 4 to 6 donations to the semen bank are required.

Do you want to receive semen donation? Look for a fertility specialist who will guide you on how to proceed safely.

See also:  Homemade Artificial Insemination Does it work?

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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