What is donor IUI?
Couples who are unable to obtain sperm naturally or through medical treatment for the man are provided with donated sperm. The donor sperm is either used to inseminate the woman (IUI) or to fertilize her eggs (IVF). The couple is obviously counselled together on the implications of such a procedure.
According to the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act 2021, all donor sperm samples must come from a reputable and licensed sperm bank. These sperm samples are from healthy donors who have had their sperm tested for viral infections and common genetic abnormalities.
What does the procedure look like?
In this procedure, medications are given to the female partner to produce one or two eggs. When the follicles are of proper size, a donor sperm sample is taken. These sperms are then processed and a bolus of motile sperms is gently placed by a thin catheter into the uterus. This procedure is painless and doesn’t need anesthesia.
Note: Every procedure carried out at Banker IVF complies fully with the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act 2021.