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Consult your Lawyer

February 28, 2016

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Laboratory Director  This morning, I had an alert that there was another article with the headline, “… sperm donor must pay child support…” The headline is misleading in that it is not a sperm donor from a sperm bank, but rather a man who donated sperm to friends outside of […]

Donor Sperm for Couples experiencing Male Infertility

February 24, 2016

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Laboratory Director  The CDC website lists data from a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. They found that 7.5% of sexually experienced men under the age of 45 have visited a fertility doctor. These men visited a fertility doctor, presumably, due to an inability to conceive. Eighteen percent were diagnosed […]

Is Donor Sperm Safe?

February 18, 2016

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Laboratory Director One of the questions I am asked most frequently is, “Is the donor sperm safe?” Women want to ensure that the sperm sample being used for their insemination is safe and will not put them or their potential child at risk. Donor sperm purchased from a sperm […]

Sperm Donor Myths

February 2, 2016

Myth: One ejaculate is one vial of sperm. OR One ejaculate is 15 vials of sperm. Truth: This is completely dependent on the quality and fresh analysis of the ejaculate in question. The sperm count and motility/progression determine how the sample will be processed and how many vials will result. Because our current specimen quality […]

Sperm Donor Myths and Misconceptions

February 2, 2016

Myth: One ejaculate is one vial of sperm. OR One ejaculate is 15 vials of sperm. Truth: This is completely dependent on the quality and fresh analysis of the ejaculate in question. The sperm count and motility/progression determine how the sample will be processed and how many vials will result. Because our current specimen quality […]