HAPPY FATHER’S DAY: HELPING MEN TO BECOME DAD’S THROUGH DONOR SPERM13th June 2017
You might assume that sperm donors are only really used by single women or women in same-sex relationships – but did you know that around a third of all cases of infertility are because men have problems with their sperm?
For many guys struggling with infertility it’s a taboo topic that isn’t openly talked about. But its impact can be devastating. A diagnosis of infertility can trigger feelings of guilt, frustration and failure.
Not all of cases of male infertility are severe enough to need a sperm donor. But for those that are, your sperm will give those guys the chance to become fathers.
There are many reasons a man might need to rely on a sperm donor. He might have had medical treatment in the past that has left him infertile, or may be producing no sperm at all and specialised techniques such as Surgical Sperm Retrieval have failed.
In all cases, donor sperm is the only hope of a baby with their partner. So how does a guy choose a sperm donor? Many men like to select a sperm donor who they resemble. So they look for a sperm donor who shares similar physical characteristics – height, build and weight.
They may also decide to choose a sperm donor based on personality and hobbies. So if they’re academic or artistic, sporty or outgoing, these factors may also come into play in the decision-making process.
And it is a big decision. It’s why we ask you to put so much detail into your Semovo sperm donor profile. Because it’s not just women who’ll be reading it – consider what type of things would you want to know, if you were a guy with fertility issues that needed a sperm donor.
Generosity and kindness are already a given – you’re donating sperm after all – but what else is important? Outlook on life, your passions, why you decided to donate, even what football team you support – it’s often the smallest insightful things that can help someone decide if you’re the sperm donor for them.
There’s no stigma or shame in needing a sperm donor to conceive. And with your help, at Semovo we’re ensuring that anyone – man or woman – in any circumstance who needs a sperm donor can start a family without delay.
So this Father’s Day, why not give someone the hope of being a Dad and apply to Semovo? We’re the only sperm bank in the UK that offers tailored sperm donation on your terms, through regional sperm donation locations in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds where you’ll be supported by our caring and experienced teams.