Donor Sperm

Fresh or frozen sperm?

A common concern of Choice Moms-in-the-making is how the success rate differs when using fresh or frozen sperm. Do you diminish your chances of success when using frozen sperm? I asked three experts, with different perspectives, about their thoughts. NOTE: See also the 37-page 2015 Choice Mom E-guide: About Sperm and E-Guide: Home Insemination Alice…

Washed or unwashed sperm

“Washed” means the sperm is separated from semen. Most experts recommend using washed sperm. Eric Kendall of Seattle Sperm Bank offered this explanation. Sperm samples may be purchased as either “washed” or “unwashed.” These two types are commonly referred to by the acronym for the procedure they are most often used: IUI vials (Intra-Uterine Insemination)…

Understanding sperm count

NOTE: See also the 37-page 2015 Choice Mom E-Guide: About Sperm. The guide includes a comparison chart of more than 10 banks, include their guaranteed motility counts (which vary based on whether a vial is used for IUI or IVF). If you are purchasing frozen sperm, how can you be assured of getting the sperm…