Donor Sperm Treatment, ADI

Insemination using donor sperm, known as donor insemination (DI) or artificial donor insemination (ADI)

Donor (heterologous) treatment uses donor sperm. The most common reason for this course of treatment is the absence of sperm in the man’s ejaculate. Unsuccessful previous measures or the rejection other methods are additional reasons. Societal changes and especially the German Sperm Donor Register Act of 01.07.2018, have made it possible for female couples and single women to undergo sperm donor treatment. In the simplest cases, i.e., those cases where there is no relevant issue with female sterility, following the determination or prediction of the time of ovulation, the donor sperm is transfer into the uterine cavity (insemination). Additional hormonal treatment may also be necessary.

Prerequisites for Treatment

Donor sperm from national or international sperm banks can be used. The only requirement is that these sperm bank work in accordance with the applicable German laws. Our close cooperation with the Berliner Samenbank GmbH (Berlin Sperm Back located in the same building) enables a couple to find the optimal donor sperm. The listing of certain characteristics of the donor (eye colour, hair colour, weight, height, blood type, build, head shape, hairline, and many more) enables a donor to be found who is outwardly as similar as possible to the man. This means that the child who is born as a result of the treatment bears a resemblance to both social parents. Very few formalities are necessary for heterosexual couples.

For female couples and single parents, an additional certificate of registration as well as family law and psychosocial consultations may be necessary.