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How to Research Finding a Sperm Bank

Once you’ve made the decision to use sperm donation to build your family, it’s time to determine where your donor sperm will come from. You don’t necessarily want to choose the first sperm bank you come across or the closest facility to home.

When researching which sperm bank is right for you, these are some important factors that you’ll want to consider.

What Is the Sperm Bank’s History and Reputation?

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How to Make the Transition to Using a Sperm Donor

When couples are made aware that there is a need to use a sperm donor to help grow their family, this transition can be emotionally wrought. It is difficult to change your mindset through the steps from wanting to have a child with one’s partner, to the partners struggling to conceive, to having a male infertility issue in which conception is not possible even with fertility care, to needing to use a sperm donor unless other family-building options such as adoption are under consideration.

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Why We Need to Change the Way We Think About Male Fertility

Most people are aware that women have a biological clock. Beginning at age 35, women’s chances of getting pregnant decrease and the likelihood of birth defects increase. What many people don’t know is that infertility is just as common for men as it is for women.

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Why Are More Men Considering Sperm Freezing?

Sperm freezing, also known as male fertility preservation, is steadily increasing in popularity. More than ever, men are considering their future family planning goals, and are doing so with the level of foresight that is often only limited to female partners.

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Three Things Growing Families Need to Know About Sperm Donation

For families looking to grow their family with the help of sperm donation, the process can seem daunting, even confusing.

Below are three important points to keep in mind when navigating sperm donation to ensure you have the smoothest, most stress-free experience possible.

1. Sperm donors must go through extensive screening.

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Do Younger Men Need to Care about Their Fertility?

Conversations about fertility consideration and care begin early for women, who often start to hear comments and receive questions about family-planning goals in their early 20s, but these same conversations rarely (if ever) extend to young men. 

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Three Reasons to Consider Sperm Freezing

Choosing to freeze your sperm at a cryopreservation facility isn’t like choosing where to sit at a baseball game or how to order your steak. It’s a crucial life decision in several cases:

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The Sperm Quality Improvement Checklist

There are a few ways a man’s sperm quality can be less than optimal when the time comes for it to fertilize an egg:

●     Its volume is lower than 1.5 ml

●     Its concentration is lower than 20 million sperm per ml

●     Its motility (percentage of sperm moving) is below 50%

●     It’s misshapen or prone to clumping

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The Top Five Questions Asked by Sperm Donors

Being an anonymous sperm donor is a generous choice. You’ll be supplying the missing piece for a woman or a couple that needs sperm to conceive. This can be especially helpful for lesbian intended parents and men with male factor infertility.

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Egg and Embryo Storage at Fertility Center of California

If you are ready to preserve your fertility, Fertility Center of California (FCC) has designed a state-of-the-art storage facility for eggs and embryos (eggs fertilized with sperm) in San Diego, California. We offer multiple storage options and payment plans to suit your needs and your budget. The most important focus for FCC is the security of your family’s future.

Why cryopreserve

Here are many reasons you might decide to preserve your eggs or embryos for a later time:

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