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Home Insemination Is A Great Option During Times Of Travel Restrictions And Social Distancing

Is Insemination A Safe Option During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Due to the spread of COVID-19 it is becoming safer for people to reduce unnecessary travel to public locations. This may include discontinuing fertility cycles. Fortunately, there are alternatives for saving in progress in your current cycle and starting cycles while reducing visits to clinics. For people free of fertility issues, artificial insemination at home… Read more »

Poor Diet Linked to Low Sperm and Testosterone Counts

Decline in sperm counts

The results of the largest study to date analyzing connections between diet and testicular health were recently released. It found that men who ate a typical Western diet of processed foods high in sugar and fat produced significantly fewer sperm per ejaculation than those with a healthier, more balanced diet that included fruit, vegetables, nuts,… Read more »

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 »