How many attempts does it normally take to become pregnant using a sperm donor?

How successful is the procedure?

Answers from doctors (3)


South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

Published on Sep 22, 2015

It varies from one to multiple, or it may not work at all. It depends on a lot of factors, including the quality of the sperm and the fertility potential of the female receiving the donor sperm

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Answered by South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine - Pembroke Pines

It varies from one to multiple, or it may not work at all. It depends on a lot of factors, including the quality of the sperm and the fertility potential of the female receiving the donor sperm

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

Published on Sep 22, 2015

Sucess ranges from 10-20% depending on if there is any other fertility factors present (tubal issues, PCOS, advanced maternal age, or diminished ovarain reserve, etc). It could take up to 6 or more cycles for success with donor sperm. This is mostly due to using frozen sperm (not as good as fresh) and only getting one exposure to sperm (where with timed intercourse can have multiple tries and sperm exposure).

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Answered by Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

Sucess ranges from 10-20% depending on if there is any other fertility factors present (tubal issues, PCOS, advanced maternal age, or diminished ovarain reserve, etc). It could take up to 6 or more cycles for success with donor sperm. This is mostly due to using frozen sperm (not as good as fresh) and only getting one exposure to sperm (where with timed intercourse can have multiple tries and sperm exposure).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The answer depends on the age of the patient, the reason for the infertility, and if IVF or IUI is being attempted. In most cases, successful conception should occur within 3 to 6 attempts.

Answered by A Personal Choice Tubal Reversal (View Profile)

The answer depends on the age of the patient, the reason for the infertility, and if IVF or IUI is being attempted. In most cases, successful conception should occur within 3 to 6 attempts.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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