A sperm donor is a person who voluntarily provides semen, which is the reproductive cell that contains genetic material, to a woman who intends to use it to become pregnant. Sperm donation is a form of assisted reproduction, which is used when a couple or a woman is unable to conceive a child through sexual intercourse or other means.
Sperm Donor pronunciation: / spərm – dəˈnɔːr /
Sperm donors may choose to donate through a sperm bank or fertility clinic, or they may choose to donate directly to the intended parent(s). The use of sperm donors is not limited to heterosexual couples, as many same-sex couples and single individuals also use sperm donors to start their families.
Additional information about Sperm Donor
- Sperm donation has a long history, with evidence of artificial insemination dating back thousands of years.
- Sperm donation can be a lucrative business for some donors, with compensation ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per donation.
- Sperm donors can legally limit their responsibilities to the biological offspring, although some countries have laws regulating the rights and responsibilities of sperm donors.
- There is a growing demand for sperm donors, particularly from single women and same-sex couples who want to start a family.
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