A way of achieving conception by donor sperms or
if the partners sperms are not fully good for natural conception, is
insemination. To carry out this treatment, you first need to undergo a
fertility investigation. The woman can undergo the treatment as a single person
or in a couple relationship that should be stable. Insemination can be done
with your partner’s sperms (AIH) or with donated sperms (AID).
When undergoing treatment with donated sperms
(AID) you need to see a behavioural scientist (psychologist) prior to treatment
in Sweden. After the consultation with the woman/couple who are about to
undergo insemination with donated sperms, an assessment is made to ensure that
conditions for the child will be safe while the child is growing up. Health
declarations to be completed and brought along to your appointment can be found
According to Swedish law, a child who has come into existence with the help of donated sperms has the right to be informed of the donor's identity when he/she is old enough to understand or at the latest at 18 years. The details of the name and personal ID number of the donor are therefore kept for 70 years from the donation date. Parents never have the right to know the donor's identity. The donor and the child have no social, legal or financial obligations or rights towards each other. To read more about how to talk to your child about their genetic origin, see kunskapsguiden.se
Since 2018, you can choose which care provider you want to go to (vårdval – “choice of care”) and this applies to insemination treatments with donated sperm; and since 2019, it also applies to IVF with donated sperm (D-IVF). In Stockholm, patients who have been approved for county-funded treatment are free to choose which clinic they wish to have their treatment. For these treatments, donated sperm from a Swedish tissue establishment is then requisitioned. Since the introduction of “choice of care”, waiting times have been reduced and most people can begin insemination within a few months. Patients who are considered to have a need for highly specialized care are referred to the division of Reproductive Medicine at Karolinska. Treatment with donated sperm that is not covered by the care guarantee.
When having private treatment, donor sperm is requisitioned from two of
Europe's leading sperm banks, which are located in Copenhagen.
Family law ensures that one sperm donor does not lead to the conception of too many children. In Sweden a sperm donor can't provide his sperm to more than 6 families. If you are funding the treatment yourself, you will have to pay a fee of SEK 7,000 for the donor, this fee is paid to Socialstyrelsen (the National Board of Health and Welfare). If you choose to end your treatment without having had a child, most of this fee will be refunded.
When using your partner’s sperm, the sperms are submitted to the clinic on the morning of the treatment as agreed.
Women with regular menstrual cycles usually ovulate once a month. Ovulation commonly occurs two weeks before menstruation. Checking ovulation can be done with the help of urine sticks, and we recommend these.
Sometimes you need help to induce ovulation, read more here about tablet
therapy (Letrozole). In this case, (an) ultrasound examination/s is/are carried
out to assess the growth of the ovarian follicles. If more than 2 ovarian
follicles mature at the same time, treatment is discontinued.
If you are going to be inseminated with us, the following applies:
If you have received treatment through the county council, you can find the most recently updated regulations here. This treatment is funded by yourselves. Treatment to have a sibling with sperms from the same donor cannot always be guaranteed.
If you have funded your own treatment and want a sibling, do contact us and we will help you!
Treatment to have a sibling with sperms from the
same donor cannot always be guaranteed.