Sperm Donor Blog

Read our articles on donating sperm in the Phoenix area.

Tips for Reducing Stress and Improving Male Fertility

Tips for Reducing Stress and Improving Male Fertility

Multiple scientific studies over the past 20 years have revealed possible links between psychological stress and infertility. Studies found that men who feel stressed are more likely to experience decreased testosterone, lower sperm count, abnormal sperm production, and decreased sperm motility, the function that allows sperm to move. And all of this can negatively affect overall fertility. Some factors affecting male fertility, such as age, genetics, and disease, are beyond your control. To make matters worse, the pace and pressures of modern life can also cause psychological stress and contribute to male infertility issues. Your lifestyle choices also play a

Get the Benefits of Genetic Testing When You Become a Donor

Get the Benefits of Genetic Testing When You Become a Donor

Phoenix Sperm Bank offers the most comprehensive genetic testing of any sperm bank in the world. As of August 2016, our screening process includes testing all donors in our program for more than 100 genetic conditions. We maintain our high standards by continually improving our donor screening process based on the latest research and technology. While genetic testing is important to women and families trying to conceive using donor sperm, it’s also good for donors, and just one of the benefits of working with PSB. The genetic tests we perform scan your DNA to see if you carry any of

Why you should store your sperm for later in life

Storing Sperm Offers You More Choice Later in Life

According to the results of a 2014 study of 2.4 million children in Sweden, men who wait longer to start families are at increased risk of having children with psychiatric disorders. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, compared men over 45 with a group of 20-24 year old men. It concluded that advancing paternal age was associated with increased risk of autism, psychosis, bipolar, and other disorders in their offspring. These findings are backed by many other studies showing a marked decline in fertility for men over 40 years of age. This is why

Reasons why you may want to a store your sperm

Thinking About a Vasectomy? Then Think about Storing Your Sperm First

A vasectomy is the most reliable contraception option for a man. That’s why you — and your spouse or partner — want to be certain you don’t want children (or any more children) before going through with the procedure. However, there is another option you may want to consider. Storing your sperm for later use can serve as a backup plan in case you change your mind about wanting to start a family. So you can get a vasectomy now and still keep your options open in the future. Here are a few reasons why storing sperm before you get

Improving Sperm Count and Quality

How to Improve Your Sperm Count and Quality

To be a sperm donor you must have healthy sperm. That’s why we do a semen analysis of all applicants before they can become donors. Though the semen analysis is not the only health test we give applicants, it the most important test of male fertility. Lifestyle factors definitely make a difference in your sperm count and health. But it’s important to note that the sperm life cycle is 46 to 76 days. So whatever lifestyle changes you make will take two to three months to show in a semen analysis. Below are some tips on how to increase your

5 Important Factors that Affect Sperm Quality

Your lifestyle choices can either help or hinder your sperm quality. Here are a few factors that you should take into account when trying to conceive or looking to donate sperm: Overheating: Human testes cannot function properly unless they stay cooler than the rest of the body. Too much heat exposure causes a considerable drop in sperm count. This can come from spending too much time in hot tubs, wearing briefs regularly, and even extended laptop computer use. If you frequently use your laptop on your lap instead of on a desk, you can experience increased scrotum temperature up to 35 degrees

Sperm Donors Get Free Access To Regular Medical Care

There are many benefits to becoming a sperm donor. Initially, most men choose to become donors for the most obvious benefit, which is to earn extra income. But there are personal health care benefits as well that are worth considering. Because in addition to getting paid each month for your donations, you also get free medical care, including genetic testing, when you become a regular donor. Get regular medical care as long as you are a donor – and beyond To qualify as a sperm donor, you must go through a range of comprehensive tests. Some you might expect, such

5 Reasons To Become A Sperm Donor

5 Reasons to Become A Sperm Donor

Donating sperm has emotional, financial, and altruistic benefits. So if you’ve ever considered donating, and you’re a healthy male between the ages of 18 and 39, this post is for you. Here are some of the biggest reasons to become a donor. Help others realize their dream This is your chance to be a hero! Because for single women, lesbian couples, infertile couples, and families of all kinds hoping to conceive a child, sperm donors are exactly that. Imagine the feeling of satisfaction you’ll get from having a positive effect on the lives of those seeking to start a family.

What Does it Take to Become a Sperm Donor?

Becoming a sperm donor is more complicated than you might think. In fact, suitable donors are a rare breed. On average, only about 5% of all applicants meet the requirements to donate. If you are considering becoming a sperm donor, this article will help you understand the process, the time involved, and the overall rate of success. Let’s begin with the basics. First, and obviously, you must be male (the questions get harder as we go along). The ideal age is between 18 and 35, with 40 being the maximum age to apply. Before you can donate, you must first