Unfortunately, many couples across the UK face hardship when it comes to trying to conceive.

It can be a very frustrating and distressing experience for those suffering. In fact, it’s believed that 3.5 million people, that’s a seventh of couples in the UK, will struggle to conceive naturally.

There are treatments available to overcome conception issues, such as IVF treatments, but there is never a solid guarantee of success and couples may have to look elsewhere for assistance.

Additional methods are accessible to help those unable to conceive, with sperm donation being one of the most common sources.

If you want to know how to become a sperm donor, read on to discover just how these donations work and how you are applicable to donate.

Sperm Donations

Sperm Donations

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A semen donation may be required when a man can’t produce enough healthy sperm, or is infertile.

This is an excellent option for gay and infertile couples who want to have a baby.

Donating semen isn’t something that you can make money from, so the purpose behind making a donation would be to help fulfil a couple’s dream of parenthood.

How is it done?

Finding a sperm donor is very straightforward, and in fact, you can receive sperm from an anonymous donor.

When you visit a fertility clinic, you can have peace of mind that any donation you take will have been tested thoroughly for its quality and health. Fertility clinics will also screen test any donors that you’ve personally selected (known donor).

The procedure itself is very simple and uncomplicated. It includes the sperm being injected directly into the woman’s uterus through a fine catheter passed via the cervix (insemination).

The sperm is then used to fertilise the egg, and is only inserted inside the woman whilst she’s ovulating, to boost the chances of conception.

What does it achieve?

What does sperm donation achieve

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The whole purpose of a sperm donation is to achieve pregnancy.

As long as everything is well with the woman, a sperm donation should have a positive outcome.

If you’re unsure whether you’d like to use a sperm donor, get in touch with a specialist here at Reproductive Health Group and find out whether it’s a suitable solution for you or your partner.