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4 Common Signs of Female Infertility You May be Overlooking

Four Common Signs of Female Infertility

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 10% of women experience infertility. The CDC defines infertility as not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying, or six months if the woman is 35 or older. To make matters worse, many women don’t realize they have infertility issues until… Read more »

How and Why to Test Male Fertility

How and Why to Test Male Fertility

About two million men are diagnosed with infertility each year in the U.S. Yet when a couple is having trouble conceiving, treatment efforts often focus solely on the woman’s fertility. While this can be a good place to start, it’s important to know that male infertility is the root cause of the problem in about… Read more »

Causes of Male Infertility: Facts vs. Myths

Causes of Male Infertility: Facts vs. Myths

Many factors affect male fertility including age, genetics, hormone imbalances, and the presence of an illness or a chronic sexual transmitted disease. These factors, or a combination, can contribute to low sperm count, poor motility (how well sperm can move), abnormal sperm size or shape, and other problems. Some of these issues are beyond your… Read more »

Pride 2019

Pride 2019 - Seattle Sperm Bank

From all of us at Seattle Sperm Bank and our associate labs, we want to wish you and your family a happy Pride 2019. SSB is honored to be a part of so many LGBTQ+ families’ journey to parenthood, and we love helping every step of the way. From answering your initial questions to getting… Read more »

How Much Donor Sperm Do I Need to Conceive?

How much sperm do I need to conceive?

You’ve chosen your sperm donor and are ready to begin your first insemination attempt. Now what? First, you want to ensure there are enough samples of your chosen donor to help you conceive. Although Seattle Sperm Bank only works with donors who commit to donating at least once per week, we cannot guarantee units will… Read more »

New Lab Opening In San Diego!

San Diego Sperm Bank

Seattle Sperm Bank (SSB) is happy to announce the opening of our 3rd laboratory location in La Jolla, California. SSB also operates the Phoenix Sperm Bank, located in Tempe, AZ. Our third location in La Jolla will operate as San Diego Sperm Bank. The new lab is located at The Campus on Villa La Jolla,… Read more »

How Seattle Sperm Bank Manages Donor Family Limits

How Seattle Sperm Bank Manages Donor Family Limits

  At Seattle Sperm Bank, we understand that donor family limits are one of your primary concerns when considering using a sperm donor. Understandably, it may be overwhelming to consider how many possible half-siblings your child or children may have as a result of being conceived using donor sperm. SSB wants to be as transparent… Read more »