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What are the risks of using donor sperm?

Donor sperm is a popular option for single women and couples struggling with infertility or wanting to create a family. However, before you start your journey towards parenthood, it is important to understand the potential risks associated with sperm donation. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Health risks: To minimize the risks associated with using donor sperm, it is important to use a licensed sperm bank. A licensed sperm bank ensures that the donor has been thoroughly screened for any potential diseases or health issues that could be passed on to you or the child.
  • Legal considerations: Sperm donors at Cryos are not considered the father of children born from their sperm donations - they will not be seen as the legal parent and cannot be asked for financial support according to Danish law. If you choose a sperm donor outside a licensed sperm bank, the donor may be considered the child’s legal parent. It is possible to use a friend as a sperm donor (Known Donor), but we still recommend that you use a sperm bank that can help test your friend’s sperm quality and make sure to screen for diseases.
  • Psychological impact: Using donor sperm can have emotional and psychological effects on the donor-conceived child. Research shows that children born with the help of a sperm donor are just as happy as other children. We recommend you tell your story to your child during their upbringing and make it a part of their story instead of making it a secret. If you want inspiration on how to talk to your child about donor conception, then follow the link.

Using donor sperm to fulfil your dream

You are now aware of the risks of using a sperm donor from the grey market. If you are interested in learning more about the requirements for sperm donors in licensed sperm banks, then follow the link or click on the button to contact our Customer Care Consultants, to receive answers to any questions you might have.

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