Donor sperm

Donor sperm refers to sperm that is donated by a man to be used for artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures in order to help a woman conceive a child.


Donor sperm can be used in various assisted reproductive techniques, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), to help individuals or couples achieve pregnancy when male factor infertility or other circumstances prevent the use of the male partner’s sperm. Here’s an overview of how donor sperm is used in these procedures:

  1. Donor Sperm Selection: The first step is to select a sperm donor from a reputable sperm bank or clinic. Sperm donors undergo rigorous screening processes, including medical evaluations, genetic testing, and infectious disease screening. Donor profiles are available, providing information about physical characteristics, educational background, hobbies, and other relevant details to help individuals or couples choose a donor.

  2. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) with Donor Sperm: In IUI, the woman’s natural cycle or a controlled cycle using fertility medications is monitored to determine the timing of ovulation. The donor sperm is washed and prepared in the laboratory to remove seminal fluid and increase the concentration of motile sperm. The prepared sperm is then placed directly into the woman’s uterus through a thin catheter. This process facilitates the sperm’s journey into the fallopian tubes to fertilize the egg.

  3. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Donor Sperm: In IVF, the woman undergoes ovarian stimulation with fertility medications to produce multiple mature eggs. The eggs are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure, and in the laboratory, they are fertilized with the donor sperm through conventional IVF or ICSI. The resulting embryos are cultured for several days, and then one or more embryos are selected for transfer into the woman’s uterus. Excess high-quality embryos can be cryopreserved for future use.

  4. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) with Donor Sperm: ICSI is a technique used in conjunction with IVF, where a single sperm is directly injected into an egg to facilitate fertilization. It is typically used when there are concerns about sperm quality or quantity. In ICSI with donor sperm, the process is similar to conventional ICSI, but the donor sperm is used instead of the male partner’s sperm.

The choice between IUI, IVF, or ICSI with donor sperm depends on various factors, including the specific fertility diagnosis, the woman’s age, the quality of the sperm, and the recommendations of the fertility specialist. It’s important to discuss these options with a fertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist, as they can provide guidance based on individual circumstances and help determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Using donor sperm in assisted reproductive techniques provides individuals and couples with the opportunity to achieve pregnancy and build a family when male factor infertility or other circumstances prevent the use of the male partner’s sperm. The success rates of these procedures can vary depending on factors such as the woman’s age, the quality of the sperm and eggs, and any underlying fertility issues. The fertility specialist will provide personalized guidance and discuss the potential success rates and risks associated with using donor sperm in the chosen procedure.


Dr. Indu Madhusudhan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi


Dr. Madhusudhan H.R

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, MBBS

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

Sushma Dasari
Sushma Dasari
It's a gods grace to meet Dr.Indu Madhusudhan, our life has changed completly because of her advices, I am conceived now and expecting a baby in few days. She is extremely patient friendly, polite and smiling in addressing all our concerns. More to it she also made us feel comfortable in communicating freely during the appointments. I would say she is one of the top most gynaecologist with impeccable knowledge. Thank you mam for utmost care and advices.
Suseela kurakula
Suseela kurakula
Very good consultation...and preferable
vinutha prabhakar
vinutha prabhakar
I have known Dr.Indu for over a year now. She is extremely kind and helpful. Patiently addressed all our concerns. She has such a positive aura which is calming. She has been of great support in my pregnancy journey! I am so glad to have consulted her. Thank you, Doctor.
Srujana Banjagere
Srujana Banjagere
Extremely kind and empathetic. carefully investigates your entire history and explains the options available. Doctor is very transparent and knowledgeable. She also has a soothing aura. Definitely recommend to anyone trying for a baby.
sonali manure
sonali manure
Doctor is very professional and friendly. I am so grateful to have met her. 🙂🙏
Pratibha Kulkarni
Pratibha Kulkarni
We are thankful to Dr.Indu for always being there for us. Throughout our infertility journey she gave us hope and encouraged us to not give up. We really appreciate her knowledge, friendliness and frankness. Her calm demeanour and constant guidance helped us keep calm through our challenging pregnancy and emergency c-section. She has not just been our doctor but also a friend and a guide.

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