What is Sperm Donation?
Male factor infertility affects 1 in 3 couples who have problems conceiving. When sperm retrieval is not the problem and the cause of male infertility is a very low sperm count, sperm donation with IVF in Mexico is a optional method of assisted reproductive technology (ART). Couples in which the male partner is at risk of passing a genetically inherited disease to children may choose sperm donation with artificial insemination or to increase the chance of success, in vitro fertilization.
With a dedicated team of doctors and IVF specialists in Mexico offering counseling and expert evaluation, couples who are faced with male-factor infertility find sperm donation in Mexico an affordable and effective treatment. Treatment uses donor sperm to fertilize collected eggs before implanting resulting embryos into the uterus in a conventional IVF procedure.
The sperm donor may be a friend or family member, or an anonymous donor matched to the recipient by the sperm bank or fertility clinic in Mexico. Anonymous donors can be selected according to physical characteristics such as ethnicity, skin color and height. Donors are also screened against genetic and sexual disease.
The exorbitant cost of IVF treatments and number of doctor’s visits and sessions in the US had many patients visit Mexico for IVF treatment.
A Good Candidate for Sperm Donation
IVF clinics in Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Guadalajara, and Tijuana offer affordable treatment with donor sperm, giving hope to many couples, single women and couples in a same sex relationship to have a family. Sperm banks in Mexico also allow patients to join a shorter egg donor waiting list; unlike most fertility clinics in the US, where patients must get their names on the list one year ahead to set an appointment.
Sperm Donation Procedure
Those using sperm donation in Mexico may choose a donor known to them or may choose anonymous donor sperm from a sperm bank. Anonymous sperm donors are screened for any infection, disease or record of medical problems. Donor sperm is analyzed to ensure the sperm count is high and donated sperm has high motility to ensure the chance of successful fertilization is high. Recipient couples can select a sperm donor to match their physical and intellectual characteristics, such as hair and eye color, blood type, ethnicity, and personality traits to help match couples with an impeccable donor.
The procedure for IVF with sperm donation is identical to traditional IVF. Mature eggs are collected from the woman following a cycle of fertility drugs to induce ovulation and is fertilized using the donor sperm. ICSI is used in IVF treatments with sperm donation to increase the chance of successful fertilization. The donated sperm is separated from semen, washed, spun and the healthiest sperm are individually selected by fertility specialists. One sperm is injected directly into the center (cytoplasm) of the egg to ensure successful fertilization.
Risks and Side Effects of Sperm Donation
Risks and side effects of sperm donation in Mexico include the potential displacement of the embryos into the cervix, resulting in a lost embryo, or in the fallopian tubes, resulting in tubal (ectopic) pregnancy and multiple pregnancies. If IVF is successful, a normal pregnancy will be carried out. If IVF with sperm donation results in an unsuccessful pregnancy or no pregnancy, different methods of IVF should be considered, such as Embryo Adoption or IUI treatment.
Success Rates of Sperm Donation
Sperm donation Mexico is accompanied by high success rates while bearing in mind the age of the woman, the number of embryos transferred and cryopreserved and the recipient’s response to fertility treatment. Success rates are higher for women under 35, but resulting pregnancies from sperm donor insemination is no different than resulting pregnancies achieved through normal intercourse.