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Fertility Blog from Fertility Center of California.

5 Situations Where Sperm Freezing Is 100% Appropriate

If you’ve ever wondered whether sperm freezing is the right path for your future family planning, there’s a good chance that the decision is something you’re already leaning toward. Sperm freezing is a good resource for a number of different situations, as modern family building has shown that there are many paths to parenthood. However, if you’re on the fence, there are five situations where sperm freezing has been shown to be 100% appropriate.

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What MFS & FFC Are Doing in Response to the Reversal of Roe vs. Wade

On June 24th, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States of America made the historic decision to reverse the landmark Roe vs. Wade, which originally established the ability to get an abortion as a constitutional right. Over half of the states in the nation are slated to place heavy restrictions on the practice of abortion, which has cast uncertainty on other areas of reproductive healthcare, specifically fertility care.

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5 Reasons Why You Could Be Rejected from a Sperm Donor Program

Sperm donor program requirements are put in place for a few different reasons. It is understandable that intended parents would seek a donor who is in good health, without underlying conditions that could be passed down from one generation to the next. Donors need to be reliable and committed to the donation program’s policies, otherwise a donation cycle will be incomplete. Not everyone is a good fit for sperm donor programs based on their health, their lifestyle, and potentially their personal goals. Additionally, there is the need to understand the role of donor anonymity.

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How Do I Become a Single Parent?

Single parenthood is a route taken by those who are ready to grow their family on their own terms. Modern family building offers many routes to becoming a parent, including for single men and women. At Sperm Bank Inc., we’ve worked with countless single female parents who’ve grown their families after selecting a sperm donor. However, we know that practically speaking, it’s a bit daunting when you’re ready to get this process underway. We wanted to outline the logistics of getting to single parenthood for anyone who is interested or considering this path. 

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Will an Underlying Health Condition Hurt My Sperm?

When a male fertility issue is suspected, it may or may not come as a complete surprise. For those without underlying health conditions and no history of a groin injury, an infertility diagnosis can feel as if it’s come “out of nowhere”. After all, if you’re healthy, then why would there be an issue? But, what if you’re not able to check off that you are without an underlying condition? What if you have a personal or familial history that needs to be considered, and could possibly have a correlation to any difficulty you and your partner have while trying to conceive (TTC)?

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Five Things Men Need to Know About Becoming a Sperm Donor

Becoming a sperm donor is a wonderful way to help intended parents start the family they’ve always wanted. However, the process isn’t as simple as walking in to your local sperm bank and making a donation. Out of all applicants to the FCC donor program, less than three percent are accepted as donors. Even after an applicant is accepted, the health of the donor is continually monitored. 

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Bonding With a Donor Baby: 3 Ways To Help Growing Families Who’ve Used Donor Sperm

Infertility can be difficult to deal with, and using a sperm donor can present its own set of emotional obstacles. Your fertility journey with an egg donor is an amazing step toward starting a family. However, between appointments, procedures, and treatment cycles, it can sometimes feel like forming a bond with your child is not a high priority.

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Known vs. Anonymous Sperm Donation: Which Is Best for Me

Whether you are intending to conceive on your own, with a partner who has ovaries, or a partner whose sperm you can’t use due to health or genetic reasons, family planning contains many components. The decision to use third-party reproduction is a big step in your fertility journey, but another question remains--should you conceive with a known or anonymous sperm donor?

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What Makes a Sperm Bank Trustworthy?

It’s one thing to find a local sperm bank, but it’s another to find one that you can trust. The to-do list of a parent-to-be in need of a sperm donor can be long, but it’s important to locate the right sperm bank for your growing family. To make this process easier, we wanted to highlight the features that make a sperm bank trustworthy so you’ll know what to look for as you make a decision. Not all sperm banks are alike, so let’s break down the checkpoints you can rely on to help ensure that the next steps in your family building journey are as straightforward as possible.

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How is Cancer Treatment a Risk to Fertility?

If you are facing a recent cancer diagnosis, you already have a very full plate. There is much to consider, and in the coming weeks and months, your daily life will change. There will be doctor appointments, testing, medication(s), and therapies on the docket, and the idea of adding just one more item may seem to push what is already an overwhelming situation beyond its limits.

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