Couples use donor sperm (DI) when the husband or partner has no sperm, or a very poor semen analysis (azoospermia, oligospermia, poor motility). DI is used also when there is a genetic problem which could be inherited from the male. Single women who want a biological child also use DI.
This sperm is used through IVF or intrauterine insemination for the purpose of pregnancy.
Who may need donor sperm:
- Single women
- Men with no sperm (as a result of infection, vasectomy or surgical trauma)
- Men with low sperm counts
- Men with poor sperm motility