IVF with donated sperm

There is a new law in effect since January 1, 2019. This law allows for those who need IVF with donated sperm (and/or eggs) to now be treated at private clinics.

The Carl von Linné Clinic is licensed for donor IVF and can help single women, lesbian couples or heterosexual couples where the man lacks sperm. IVF is usually much more effective than insemination.

We have short waiting times and leading IVF results.

The investigation exams and treatment

Couples or single women who want to do IVF with donater sperm or eggs need to meet a gynecologist and a counselor or psychologist.

The gynecologist does an investigation of fertility and the chance of pregnancy. Usually, one to two visits to the gynecologist will suffice. Read more about the investigation here.

A psychosocial investigation by a counselor or psychologists also needs to be done. Usually one to two visits will suffice. Here you can find contact information to the counselor/psychologist we work closely with.

During the investigation, you will receive information about laws and regulations regarding donation. Briefly, it is recommended that parents inform their child about its origin from an early age. Experience has shown that it is not difficult for young children to accept this. If, on the other hand, you wait until the child is older, it can be traumatic and lead to a crisis.

Once the investigation is complete, the treatment can begin. If it is a couple undergoing donation treatment, the gynecologist chooses a donor that matches the partner for ethnicity, hair color, eye color and length. For single persons, the gynecologist will choose a suitable donor.

If you have previously done the investigation exams necessary for donor insemination, the investigation does not need to be re-done and an IVF treatment can be planned directly. We can then go through the specifics of how the IVF treatment will be done. You can also read more about it here.

About the sperm donors

All donors are open. It is not allowed to use anonymous donors in Sweden. This means that children, who are conceived after using donated sperm or eggs, at a mature age, can get information about the donor including the donor's name. Data that might be of interest, such as occupation, hobbies, family relationships, family diseases, etc., are saved for 70 years. Anyone who donates sperm can not find out who the parent(s) is/are nor information about the child. Likewise, the woman/couple cannot find out who was the donor.

The Carl von Linné Clinic uses sperm from European Sperm Bank. All donors have activly chosen to be an open donor. The donor receives only a small amount to cover expenses such as lost wages, etc. All intended donors must undergo a rigorous investigation that includes a psychological assessment by a counselor or psychologist and a genetic investigation. The donor also leaves blood and urine samples to exclude inherited diseases and infectious diseases, as well as evaluation of sperm samples for the number of sperms that can survive the freezing/thawing processes, etc.

The donor has no legal rights or obligations to the children who are conceived. The man or the woman, who is not the one whose eggs are used for IVF treatment, must give his/her consent to the treatment, thereby becoming the parent (with all the rights and obligations this entails) to any prospective child .

A donor may become the biological parent for a maximum of six families in Sweden. In order to make sure that this is the case, one must pay a family right fee. When you become pregnant, you also need to decide if you want to reserve sperm from the same donor for any siblings. If so, you need to contact European Sperm Bank.