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Artificial Insemination

Explore the Idea of Using Donor Sperm

We understand just how difficult it can be to accept when you have a fertility problem, as it is a sensitive subject. However, we have great success with many of our procedures, including artificial insemination using donor sperm.

We have completed the artificial insemination process using donor sperm for:

How Does Donor Sperm Insemination Work?

Donor sperm is placed in the woman's uterus at the time of her cycle when she is most fertile. Donor sperm can also be substituted for the male partner's sperm in any of the assisted reproduction procedures such as IVF.

If using donor sperm is right for you, Dr. Mark Denker and the rest of the Palm Beach Fertility Center team can recommend safe, FDA-certified sperm banks. All sperm banks we recommend follow the American Association of Tissue Banks guidelines.

Sperm banks thoroughly screen and freeze sperm samples. They quarantine sperm for 6 months and re-test the specimens before they are available for use. All reputable sperm banks adhere to strict safety and processing standards that will give you peace of mind. Screening standards include extensive donor and sperm testing for infectious diseases and inheritable genetic conditions.

Extensive health and social histories, as well as appearance information, are available for each donor. All this information is available to you when you are selecting which sperm donor to use.

Please note: When selecting donor sperm from the sperm bank, please choose only frozen samples. At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we only use frozen samples for patient safety.

Donor Sperm is Prepared for Treatments at Palm Beach Fertility Center

Once you have selected your donor and purchased the sperm samples, the sperm bank will ship the vials to our fertility clinic within a week of your scheduled procedure.

The Palm Beach Fertility Center team will thaw the sperm samples in our lab and prepare them on the day of your IUI procedure or IVF lab fertilization.

Using a Known Sperm Donor

Instead of using a sperm bank, some couples or single women might prefer to use sperm from someone they know, like a known sperm donor. It is very important to proceed with this option with caution to ensure best possible chances for pregnancy, and to protect the health of the mother and baby. If this is your choice, please make an appointment to discuss the known sperm donor process with Dr. Denker.

Contact us to make an appointment to discuss the possibility and process for using donor sperm.

Fertility Care as
Unique as Your DNA

Anyone trying to conceive without success knows that infertility can consume your life. Dr. Mark Denker, M.D., R.E., and the compassionate team at Palm Beach Fertility Center understand that nothing matters more to you than building a family. We devote ourselves to helping resolve infertility with individualized care that produces optimal results.

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