Definition of Sperm Donation process

The collection of a man’s semen, which contains sperm, for use in fertility treatments.

The man obtains the semen for donation through masturbation to produce ejaculation. Sperm banks (facilities that collect and store donated sperm) have varying policies for qualifying sperm donors.

In general a sperm donor must be between the ages of 18 and 45, have no known genetic or hereditary conditions, and have no exposure to infectious diseases such as hiv/aids, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted diseases (stds).

Sperm donors have no legal rights or responsibilities for children conceived with their sperm and typically remain anonymous.

See also ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ART)GESTATIONAL SURROGACY.

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