Sperm Donation

Sperm donation is the donation by a man (donor) of his sperm, with the intention that it be used to impregnate a woman who is not his sexual partner.

Donated sperm is prepared for use by artificial insemination in intrauterine insemination (IUI) or intra-cervical insemination (ICI), or, less commonly, it may be prepared for use in other assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF and ICSI.

Donated sperm can also be used in surrogacy arrangements either by artificially inseminating the surrogate with donor sperm (traditional surrogacy) or by implanting in a surrogate embryos which have been created by using donor sperm together with eggs from a donor.