Intrauterine Donor Sperm Insemination
Intrauterine donor sperm insemination is a simple, painless procedure, which requires the selection and purchase of the desired sperm from a licensed sperm bank. Sperm banks have an extensive list of screened sperm donors. You may select your donor based on many factors including: ethnic background, body build, eye color, hair color and skin tone, as well as education, profession, religion and hobbies. Sperm banks also test their donors for all FDA mandated infectious diseases, basic genetic testing and also screen their donors for high-risk behavior. The sperm bank’s quality assurance requires high quality sperm, which will withstand freezing and is likely to be fertile. The donor sperm can be stored at the Fertility Institute and thawed at the ideal time as determined by your physician. Donor sperm insemination, or intrauterine insemination (IUI) using donor sperm, can be performed either during a natural menstrual cycle or a cycle in which ovulation is improved by oral medications such as Clomid or letrozole. Combining IUI with oral medication typically results in significantly higher pregnancy rates and shorter duration of treatment. The IUI is painless and can be performed in-part, under our guidance, by the female partner, on site at the Fertility Institute. To read more about the IUI procedure, please visit our IUI web page here.