Why Have Therapeutic Donor Insemination

One type of intrauterine insemination (IUI) that can increase a woman's chances for pregnancy is therapeutic donor insemination (TDI). In TDI, the sperm of an anonymous donor is used for the insemination procedure. This is one more option for couples rendered infertile as a result of male factor infertility. Another name for TDI is donor insemination. In TDI, the donor sperm is given careful testing and screened before use.

Good Candidates

Good candidates for TDI include couples affected by male factor infertility issues such as:

* Poor Sperm Motility

* Poor Sperm Count

* Azoospermia (Absence Of Sperm)

* Failed ICSI

* Erectile Dysfunction

Sperm donors tend to prefer anonymity. This signifies that you won't have any contact information on the donor. The typical sperm donor is aged 20-40 and wishes to donate for either financial reasons or out of the goodness of his heart. Sperm donors can be found from every cultural, ethnic, and religious background. In order to qualify as a sperm donor, the donor's sperm count must number more than 100 million sperm per milliliter of semen.

Sperm Banks 

Taking sperm from some anonymous donor may seem a bit scary and unsafe to you, but take assurance in the fact that sperm donors undergo rigorous screenings and tests prior to receiving permission to donate samples. Every sperm bank performs the following:

* Personal Interview

* Genetic Tests

* Psychological Tests

* Medical Exam

* STD Tests

Once a donor passes muster, he can submit a sample to the bank. The sperm bank will freeze and quarantine a sperm sample for a minimum of 6 months after donation. When the 6 months have elapsed, the sperm samples are thawed and tested again for possible signs of sexually transmitted diseases.

Making the choice for sperm donor can be a daunting process. The following general criteria are samples of what you might wish to consider in advance of making your choice:

* Blood Type

* Religion

* Ethnicity

* Cultural Background

* Physical Appearance

* Education

* Profession

It is usual for a couple to try for a sperm donor whose physical appearance is similar to the male half of the couple or at least someone who comes from a similar ethnic background. Sperm banks have experience in helping you make your choice and will show you profiles of the anonymous donors who seem to fit your specifications.

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