IVF sperm donation in Spain

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Written by Manuella

Finding a sperm donor can be much simpler – and much less expensive – than finding an egg donor. However, this does not mean that the decision to undergo IVF with a sperm donor in Spain is an easy one.

BestClinic.co.uk provides information on IVF Sperm Donation in Spain and helps you book an operation with qualified surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice.

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    Price of IVF sperm donation in Spain

    The average cost of IVF with sperm donation in Spain is €3,500. Depending on your needs, the price can vary from 3,000 euros to 4,000 euros.

    ProcedurePrice Spain
    IVF with sperm donation3500 €

    What is IVF sperm donation?

    Choosing a sperm donor can be an important decision for you and your partner. Here are the emotional – and legal – considerations to bear in mind.

    Finding a sperm donor can be much simpler – and much less expensive – than finding an egg donor. That doesn’t mean, however, that the decision to undergo IVF with a sperm donor in Spain is an easy one.

    After all, you’ll be choosing half of your child’s DNA, so if there’s ever a time to be picky, this is it. In addition, there are legal and emotional considerations to take into account, including whether to involve the donor in your child’s life.

    Here’s what to bear in mind when looking for a sperm donor.

    What is a sperm donor?

    A sperm donor is a man who donates sperm, which contains sperm cells, to a woman or couple trying to get pregnant. You can choose to use an anonymous donor or a friend or relative, who can donate sperm directly.

    Who should consider donating sperm?

    Single people and couples are both candidates for sperm donation. For example, a same-sex couple or a single woman may also decide to use a sperm donor.

    In the case of heterosexual couples, if one male partner is struggling with infertility (or if both male partners have infertility problems), the two future parents may decide to use a sperm donor, but this is rarely a first-line option, as sperm-related problems can often be resolved by in vitro fertilisation.

    What is the sperm donation process?

    Men who wish to become sperm donors – whether through a sperm bank or direct donation – must undergo a screening process for various hereditary and medical conditions :

    • Sperm donors must take a full family and medical history.
    • They must undergo genetic testing.
    • Sperm donors must be screened for mental health problems.
    • Donors must also be screened for transmissible diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, gonorrhoea and syphilis. Semen from anonymous donors must remain in quarantine for at least six months until the donor is screened again for these diseases and tests are negative.
    • The quality of a donor’s sperm must be assessed, which can take time. Some banks continue to test semen for infectious diseases for at least six months.

    Sperm donor requirements

    Men must meet a number of requirements before they can donate sperm. In fact, some sperm banks state that they approve less than 1% of all applicants. In general, this is limited to men who:

    • are between the ages of 18 and 39 (although some sperm banks only accept men under the age of 34)
    • Are free from infectious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis C
    • Do not have certain genetic or medical conditions, such as cystic fibrosis.
    • Have no history or evidence of alcohol or drug abuse
    • Not suffer from certain mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

    Some also have height, education, professional status and other requirements that vary from sperm bank to sperm bank. Some also conduct criminal background checks.

    How much does a sperm donor cost?

    Obtaining sperm from a donor is not cheap. While prices can vary widely, you can expect to pay around $1,000 for a vial – and that’s not counting storage and shipping costs, which can also run into the hundreds of dollars per month or per shipment, or the insemination process.

    Check with your insurance company to find out what it covers. Some plans cover fertility treatments, others do not.

    How much is the sperm donor paid?

    Remuneration for sperm donation can vary, but you can expect to earn between a few hundred dollars and $1,500 a month.

    In general, sperm banks keep their fees deliberately low – they pay enough to compensate you for the process, but not so much that you do it just for the money.

    What are the advantages of donating sperm?

    There are many advantages for future parents and sperm donors alike:

    For women (or sperm donation recipients):

    • You will be able to conceive. For some women and couples, a sperm donation will help them realise their dream of having a child.
    • Sperm donors are generally in good health. To become a sperm donor, men have to undergo a number of genetic, psychological and medical tests. Many banks also provide a photo of the donor, both adult and child, and list characteristics such as height, hair colour, IQ, education, hobbies, etc.

    For men who are sperm donors:

    • You will be financially compensated. Sperm donors only pay a symbolic sum.
    • You will be helping a woman or a couple to conceive a child. This may be a last attempt to have a child, so you are helping to make the dream of becoming a parent come true.
    • You will be able to benefit from free health tests. Sperm banks carry out genetic and medical tests on potential donors.

    What are the risks and disadvantages of using a sperm donor?

    There are no significant health risks associated with sperm donation as long as the donor has been selected in accordance with FDA guidelines, but there may be some disadvantages to using a donor.

    It’s up to you – or you and your partner – to determine whether the benefits outweigh any potential drawbacks.

    For women:

    • Sperm donation can be a lengthy process. In general, sperm banks freeze sperm for at least 180 days before using it for insemination. During this period, the sperm undergoes further tests to detect infections such as HIV, syphilis, Zika and others.
    • The sperm donor may want to be involved in your child’s life. Although laws vary from state to state, a known sperm donor generally has no parental rights or financial obligations to the child. Regardless of the degree of involvement (or non-involvement) you want the donor to have in your child’s life, you should consider using a lawyer, who can draw up a contract outlining your rights and responsibilities and those of the donor. Contracts for anonymous donors do not generally confer any rights or privileges on donors either. However, some sperm banks offer identity disclosure schemes where a donor can choose to have their details released to a child at the age of 18, if requested.
    • You should consult a counsellor or therapist. It is important to meet with a qualified counselling expert before deciding to use a sperm donor. This will allow you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about raising a child conceived with donor sperm, including whether you wish to include a known donor in your child’s life. It may also be helpful to meet with a genetic counsellor.
    • You will only be able to use your donor’s sperm. Most clinics will not allow you to “mix” donor sperm with your partner’s sperm. Also bear in mind that if you want to have more children in the future – and you want them to share a biological father – you’ll need more sperm from the same source.

    For men who are sperm donors:

    • You will need to abstain from ejaculating for at least two to three days before donating sperm.
    • You may never meet your biological child. On the other hand, your biological child may want to develop a relationship with you in the future.
    • You may wish to disclose this information at a later date. For example, you will need to decide whether you want to tell your future partner or your children about your sperm donation.
    • You will need to undergo psychological counselling before becoming a sperm donor.

    If you decide to become a sperm donor or use a sperm donor to conceive a child, as long as you know what you are getting into and talk to the appropriate practitioners and counsellors, there is a good chance that everything will go well and that it will be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

    The average cost of IVF with sperm donation in Spain is €3,500. Depending on the needs, the price can vary from 3,000 euros to 4,000 euros.

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    My name is Manuella Fiorentini. I am an experienced marketing professional in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. With over 7 years' experience, I have worked in creative and strategic roles to develop marketing campaigns, product launches and international conferences.

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