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Deciding to use donor sperm to help you have a baby is a big decision.
Whether you are a single woman who wants to conceivea lesbian couple, or dealing with male factor infertility or genetic issues, there are important questions to consider when selecting donor sperm. If you want to use a donor who is known to you, be sure to investigate the laws concerning sperm donation and legal parentage, especially if you are single or a same-sex couple. What are the legal implications? You may want to consult an attorney who specializes in reproductive law.
A known donor should be screened for sexually transmitted diseases, and you may want testing for genetic diseases as well. Some fertility centers will not work with known donors at all, or will only work with them if legal agreements are finalized between all the parties concerned.
In most states, an anonymous sperm donor does not have any parental rights over children conceived from his donation. Sperm donors are screened for acquired and some hereditary diseases. Do your research before deciding which sperm bank to use. Your fertility specialist may recommend one to you.
Ask about their record-keeping, how you will be notified if a donor or a parent of conceived from a donor reports a medical or genetic issue, and their policy on creating large sibling groups. You should also ask if the sperm bank limits the of donations a donor can make. This would potentially limit the of siblings who could unknowingly be related to each other in a geographic region. These guidelines require that sperm donors be healthy males between the ages of Established fertility is desired, but not required.
Medical, social, and psychological evaluation is required. In many states, a sperm donor is not seen as the natural father and has no parental rights to children conceived from his sperm. But in recent years, many children conceived from donor sperm have begun researching their donors in order to find other half-siblings, or to learn more about their genetic inheritance.
Some people are comfortable with this and may want to encourage contact by using a donor who is willing to be known. Others may prefer not to tell their child that he or she was conceived with donor sperm, or may not want contact with an unknown person and his extended family.
This is a very personal choice, and every potential single mom or couple has to decide what they feel comfortable with. The Food and Drug Administration requires that sperm donors be tested for communicable diseases. There is no requirement for genetic testing of the donor or sperm.
Some of the more reputable ones do anyway, in accordance with the ASRM guidelines, which encourage sperm banks to test donors for conditions like cystic fibrosis and mental retardation when there is a family history of the disease, according to an article in the New York Times. Practices vary widely across the country. This is a highly personal question. Do you want to have who resembles you or your partner, or other members of your family? Some talents or interests may be linked to genetics, but there is little information on this. Think about what is important to you and your partner and what would fit with you as a family.
Your choice is about creating a new member of your family. If you think you may want to have more than one child from the same donor, find out if other vials of sperm are available from this donor. Some people purchase more vials than they need for the initial attempts at IUI or IVF and pay to store them at the sperm bank for future use.Do you want my sperm
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