Donor sperm for male infertility can help make dreams of parenthood possible
The Fertility Center of Las Vegas (FCLV) offers many different fertility treatments. One of the most effective family-building options for male fertility issues is sperm donation. Donor sperm for male infertility is a form of third party reproduction. It allows couples facing severe male infertility to bypass barriers to conception.
Who should consider sperm donation?
Our Las Vegas infertility specialists realize that many patients want to use their own eggs and sperm to start and grow their families. However, certain fertility issues can sometimes mean this isn’t an option. Thankfully, donor sperm for male infertility provides another path to parenthood in many cases.
- A very low sperm count
- Serious issues with sperm quality
- A family history of genetic illness
- Inability to make sperm due to an injury, illness, birth defect or cancer treatment
For patients who are wondering if they should consider sperm donation, our doctors can help. They will review a patient’s medical history, test results and family-building goals to make a recommendation.
How does donor sperm for male infertility work?
If a patient decides sperm donation is a good option, our Las Vegas infertility specialists will recommend either IUI or IVF. They will first select their sperm donor and then move forward with one of the following treatments.
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves using a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) to place sperm into the uterus. The patient will have the insemination procedure when they are ovulating.
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) requires the patient who will provide the eggs to take ovarian stimulation medications. One of our doctors will retrieve the patient’s mature eggs. An embryologist will fertilize the eggs with donor sperm in the IVF lab before a doctor transfers a resulting embryo.
Two weeks after the insemination or the embryo transfer, the patient will return to our clinic for a pregnancy test. Our Las Vegas infertility specialists will then monitor the pregnant patient for 10 weeks. At that point, we will release her into the care of her OB/GYN.
If you’d like to learn more about donor sperm for male infertility, we can help. Contact us to learn more and get started.