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In the sperm donation programme, the woman’s own oocytes are fertilised by sperm donated from a healthy donor. This programme is most frequently recommended in the following cases:
- Couples with primarily male factor infertility, where the partner’s sperm has demonstrated severe abnormalities during specialized assessment
- Couples with multiple failed IVF attempts due to male factor infertility.
- For couples with the male partner suffering from non-obstructive azoospermia and testicular sperm retrieval (TESE/microTESE) has been unsuccessful or is contra-indicated.
- For male partners with a history of vasectomy
- Single women who wish for a single-parent family.
- Female same sex couples.
An embryo donation programme involves the transfer and implantation of an already created embryo. This programme is recommended for:
- Couples with combined male and female factor infertility.
- Single women with infertility who wish for a single-parent family.
- Female same-sex couples with infertility.