analysis of the outcome of 11 712 men applying to be sperm donors in Denmark and the USA

The successful recruitment of sperm donors is essential to provide a range of medically assisted reproduction (MAR) procedures, which rely upon donor sperm. Typically, these include donor insemination, or IVF using donor sperm by heterosexual couples with severe male factor infertility, and increasingly by single women or women in same-sex relationships ( National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2013).


Matt is an NHS Consultant in Newcastle with over ten years of experience. His PhD research into subfertility and miscarriage involved developing a clinical trial and patient engagement.