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Instructions for collecting sperm

Instructions for collecting sperm

The recommended abstinence for observing or processing a sperm for use in an assisted reproduction method is 2 days to 7 days. When the date of ovulation is set, it is good for the husband to consider the following:

  • Abstain for 2-7 days
  • On the day of sperm delivery, the husband should urinate at home and take care of the cleanliness of the genital area (shower)
  • In the specially designed area, the master will be asked to give a sample in a sterile urine collector (after the egg collection procedure is completed).
  • Before collecting, he should wash his hands and dry them well.
  • The collection of the sample should be done with great care so as not to lose the first part of the ejaculate which contains the largest amount of spermatozoa (if part of the ejaculate is lost it should be reported to the embryologist when delivering the sample).

Notify the doctor or Unit staff if the spouse:

  • Notify the doctor or Unit staff if the spouse:
  • It is forbidden to take a large amount of alcohol for at least 5 days before sperm collection.
  • Carry a Police ID or other official document for identification.
  • Sperm collection at home

It is forbidden to take a large amount of alcohol for at least 5 days before sperm collection. Carry a Police ID or other official document for identification.

Sperm collection at home

  • A sample can be collected at home in exceptional cases, such as inability to collect semen from masturbation in a clinic
  • The sample must be complete or the embryologist should be informed at the time of sample delivery of any loss of the sample.
  • The sample should be delivered within one hour of collection time.
  • When transporting it to the Assisting Nature breeding unit, it should be maintained at a temperature of 20 – 37 οC. For example, the urine collector should be covered with cotton and aluminum foil and kept in an internal pocket during transport.
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