Doctor insights on:
Has Any Sperm Bank Been Hacked Or Given Away Confidential Info
When child turned 18 I asked sperm bank to contact donor for updated info. He told them on phone but then wouldnt follow up. Why?
Scientifically: No difference that i know. However, "common sense" wise, fresh may be better than frozen. Most docs will agree that there is no significant difference, otherwise they would tell. ...Read more
I think you know?: One would never be asked to ejaculate in public at a sperm bank. If you are bashful and anxious, you may have difficulty with arousal, erections and masturbation in order to collect a specimen. This is usually handled quite delicately. You may need to bring your own self helps, ie, a portable video player, magazines, erotic materials and such. No, never in public! ...Read more
Can I call sperm bank to get update on health history of donor and his family since I had his child?
Probably: As you know, neurofibromatosis type 1 (nf1) can affect some people mildly, but in others it can cause serious birth defects. The chance that a sperm donor might pass the nf1 mutation to his biological child is 50% for each pregnancy. This would probably be considered an excessively high risk, so i suspect that sperm (and egg) donors with confirmed nf1 would not be invited to donate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers