Treatment with donor sperm
Treatment with donor sperm is offered when the man does not have sperm or you are two women who want children. The treatment takes place in the same way as regular insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF), but the semen used for fertilization is from a donor. Once we have entered into an agreement for treatment, you will fill out a form where you select and list which donors you want our doctor to choose from. You will choose from donors who are approved for use in Norway on Cryos’ website. Those who are approved in Norway are the donors who are marked with the NO-standard and are non-anonymous.
Non-anonymous donor means the identity of the donor is kept in a national register. Medicus has no identity of the donor, only a code. Only the child itself gets the rights to know who the donor is, when he or she turns 15 years old. This presupposes that the child knows that it has been conceived with the help of donor sperm, and according to the Biotechnology law (§ 2-7), the parents are obliged to inform the child about this as soon as it is advisable. The donor has no parental rights to the child, even if the child chooses to know the donor’s identity. A donor has no legal rights to find out how many pregnancies he possibly originated. The number of children in Norway who can have the same donor is also regulated.
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Medicus Podcast about the treatment with donor sperm
In the third episode of MedicusPodden, you get answers to more possible questions about donor sperm.