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How To Choose a Sperm Donor, 4 Things You Need to Know

By Dr. Jesús Alberto Félix Atondo

Choosing to use a sperm donor is an exciting time. It is also a time of complex decisions. Use How to Choose a Sperm Donor, 5 Things You Need to Know as a guide to help make the decision less stressful.

Treatments Involving Sperm Donation in Mexico

In Mexico, there are two treatment options available when using a sperm donor, artificial insemination (AI), also called intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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Artificial Insemination

Donor sperm is prepared by a washing method that separates the strongest sperm from the weaker ones. These healthy, high-quality sperm are placed into the uterus using a long catheter to deposit the sperm. Insemination is done on a prechosen day after ovulation, generally on day one or two of your ovulation. Once the semen has been placed, you will lay back and relax for up to 30 minutes before leaving the clinic.

In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization is more complex than artificial insemination. At The Fertility Center in Mexico, we use a five-step approach.

Medication will be given to stimulate your ovaries. This is necessary to ensure that more than one egg is produced, as not all eggs will be fertilized.

Once you ovulate, your eggs will be retrieved in a process known as follicular aspiration. A suctioning needle is used to aspirate the eggs. Our embryologist will review the eggs, and they will be readied for fertilization.

Our clinic uses two methods of fertilization, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and conventional insemination.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is used when the quality of the semen or the semen’s volume is an issue. We inject only healthy sperm into the egg.

In conventional insemination, we mix, then incubate the sperm and egg. Once the egg has been fertilized, it is incubated in an environment conducive to growth for up to six days. Then they are ready for transplantation.

When you are ready for transplantation, two or more of your embryos are placed in a long catheter that goes into your uterus and is implanted. More than one embryo is used to increase the chance of development.

Once your embryos are transplanted, there is a waiting period, and a pregnancy test will be done.

Leftover embryos can be frozen and used later at your request.

How to Choose a Sperm Donor

The best way to choose a sperm donor is to start with an easy choice.

The right choice of donor

All donors at the Fertility Center are screened. You can choose an anonymous donor from our selective catalog of sperm donors. You will have the information you need to make the best decision for your family. You will be provided with the donor’s medical history, personal traits, eye color, height and ethnicity. Professional experience, hobbies and academic achievements will also be provided.

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Many clinics offer extended profiles with photos of the donor as an adult and child. They answer extensive questions that provide comprehensive knowledge of the donor.

Choose a Clinic with On-Site Medical Testing

You’ll want to choose a clinic that does all the testing for you, your partner, and the sperm donor on-site. This will make it easier for you and your husband or sperm donor to be tested throughout the sperm-donating and fertility processes.

Doing everything in one clinic is efficient, less time-consuming, and cost-effective.

Look Into the Sperm Bank

What else should you look for in a sperm donor? Check out the sperm bank. Understand the process they use to select donors. Is there a specific age range for donors? Do they have an in-house lab? Is their technology up to date?

Does the clinic you chose follow the sperm donation laws of Mexico? Are they medically regulated sperm banks? When the answer is “yes” to these questions, you can be sure you have chosen a premium clinic that offers state-of-the-art treatment in sperm donation.

Treatment Costs

The cost of treatment for many is the deciding factor. While the US offers sperm donation and fertility options, they are 70% more expensive than the same treatments done in reputable clinics in Mexico. The fee for sperm donation has a wide range. Be sure you know what the costs cover before any treatments are done.

So, what does sperm donation cost in Mexico? Not all treatments are all-inclusive. This is important because medications are not covered in the US and can be costly. You can spend ten to thirteen thousand for one treatment plus medicines in the United States.

In Mexico, the average cost for In Vitro Fertilization is seventy-five hundred dollars, including the medication. That is half of the price in the US.

Why Choose The Fertility Center?

Our doctors specialize in fertility as part of the Mexican Institute of Infertility (IMI). Many are pioneers of the techniques used in infertility.

We offer cutting-edge technology while maintaining a professional and compassionate relationship with our patients.

Consultations with a fertility specialist Tijuana are $45(USD). The consultation includes an explanation of the procedure recommended for you and what you can expect during the treatments.

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If you are looking for a sperm donor, don’t wait! Contact The Fertility Clinic today! Ask about our best services such as IUI in Mexico, IVF in Tijuana and more. If you want to become an egg donor in Mexico call us at 664-231-1020 or 858-867-4090.

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Dr. Jesús Alberto Félix Atondo

Gynecology, Obstetrics and Biology of Human Reproduction Surgeon at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, specialist Biologist of Human Reproduction by the Mexican Institute of Infertility.

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