Men matter too
One of the themes of this year’s National Fertility Awareness Week was Fertility Fellas.
It’s aimed at making sure that men with fertility issues get the advice, help and support they need.
Male factor infertility is as common as female, but we’re always being told that men can feel ignored and unsupported. It can be devastating to be told that you have sperm problems and then to face the fact that you may never have a child.
And that is where sperm donors can help. I can think of no better way to help somebody desperately wanting a baby. What a wonderful gift.
Sperm donation can be done either altruistically, by men who want to help someone have a precious child of their own.
Or, you can donate as part a treatment cycle being undertaken with your partner in a sperm sharing arrangement. Not only will you be helping someone else but you’ll receive a significant reduction on the cost of your IVF treatment.
Dr Philip Lowe, Medical Director
CARE Fertility Manchester