Sperm Donation Process | What is Commercial Surrogacy

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Sperm Donation Process

Sperm Donation

Of all the men willing to donate their sperm, only about 5% of them meet the preconditions set to be a sperm donor. Before they can donate their sperm, men are put through an intense scrutiny, wherein they are questioned about their family backgrounds, apart from running medical tests on them.

The doctors also test their semen for sperm count, its mobility as well as its morphology. They are tested for any genetic diseases and for infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. After the doctors decide that a particular candidate is fit to donate his sperm, the donation process begins.

Under the actual process of sperm donation, the man is led into a private room where he masturbates into a sterile container. The semen thus collected, is then put into cryopreservative solution, filled into vials and stored in liquid nitrogen. Men are usually paid $40-100 for a sperm donation. One man is allowed to sire about 10 children in the process.

What is Commercial Surrogacy?

Commercial surrogacy is an arrangement where a woman is paid to carry a pregnancy, and deliver a child. This form of surrogacy is preferred by infertile couples. This process is often referred by terms such as ‘wombs for rent’ or ‘outsourced pregnancies’.

Although a contentious issue, commercial surrogacy is a legal process of bearing a child in various countries in the world. In fact, it is safe to say that the demand is reaching such gigantic proportions that it is now being termed as an industry in itself. It is however banned in several countries such as Japan, Netherlands, and Saudi Arabia which does not allow any form of surrogacy.

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