WOULD YOU BE A FACEBOOK SPERM DONOR OR DONATE SPERM THROUGH AN APP?24th March 2017
Would you consider donating sperm to someone through Facebook? Or via a new app that connects men with people who need sperm donors?
Many people who need donor sperm are now resorting to unusual and unregulated tactics to find a sperm donor, typically to avoid paying private fertility clinic costs or because they say they want to personally ‘know’ their sperm donor.
Earlier this year a same-sex couple in London advertised for a sperm donor on Facebook, and only this week a new Tinder-style app launched to match people with potential sperm donors.
Whilst it’s not surprising that the rise of social media and apps has affected how people look for sperm donors and view sperm donation, the only safe way to donate sperm is by officially donating sperm through a licensed clinic.
Because although it may seem appealing – you’d get to know who is using your sperm and they’d get to know who you are – your good intentions could have very serious legal and personal consequences.
You may even end up being the baby’s legal father, and all the financial and moral responsibility this entails, depending upon the relationship status of the person who uses your sperm and method of conception.
Donating sperm isn’t a decision that should ever be made over Facebook or an app, no matter how much quicker and easier it may appear to be for everyone involved.
The process of sperm donation through a licensed clinic is there for a reason –to protect women who need donor sperm, the children they have and importantly the men who are generous enough to donate their sperm.
If you’re ever tempted to donate sperm outside of a licensed clinic, make sure you get legal advice. Or come and speak to us at Semovo first, and we’ll give you the facts about unregulated sperm donation and its risks to you.
Because although you deserve to be applauded for your desire to donate sperm and help someone have a child, it should never be a decision you come to regret.
Donate to Semovo and you’ll see why it’s the best way to become a sperm donor. We’re the only sperm donor bank in the UK that offers sperm donation on your terms, from convenient regional sperm donation locations to online Skype counselling.
If you want to talk to us about sperm donation, we’d love to hear from you.
Call us on 0345 266 1272 or come and see us at this weekend’s Fertility Show in Manchester (25-26 March) for an informal chat.