What are the different methods for donating sperm?
We recommend you should firstly consider donating sperm via a licensed fertility clinic. This does however mean that you relinquish all parental rights and would not be named on the birth certificate. Currently in the UK your anonymity would be protected until the child reaches 18 years of age at which stage they would be in their rights to try to contact you.
You can also donate sperm though a private arrangement using a home insemination kit.
If you are looking to donate sperm and do not want any involvement in the child’s upbringing then you should consider donating through a fertility clinic however if you wish to be involved in the child’s life and want to be known to the child and carry all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a parent then you should consider home insemination options. Be sure to take the time to get all relevant health and genetic screening tests prior to any insemination.
Sperm donation payment is illegal in the UK however you can be reimbursed for any expenses you may have incurred such as travel costs. Sperm donation pay through a registered fertility clinic is currently under review with the target of encouraging more men to donate. The average price for sperm donation is around £25 per ejaculate.
For more information on sperm donation NHS and donating sperm in general you can find your nearest UK registered fertility clinic visit www.ngdt.co.uk