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Ep215 - Male Factor Infertility and Donor Sperm

Released Wednesday, 18th August 2021
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Fertility is not just a birthing factor, sometimes it is male factor.  Male infertility can be caused by low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors may contribute to male infertility.
Today’s guest shares her story with male factor infertility, going through IUI which resulted in a miscarriage, and having her rainbow baby.  She knew her partner had a high probability of infertility due to his medical history.  They started trying naturally and were unsuccessful so they went to a fertility specialist.  Then they were formally diagnosed with male factor infertility azoospermia with less than 5% chance of having natural children.  They then moved to third party reproduction and decided on using donor sperm.  They were successful with their medicated IUI that resulted in their first child.  When they tried for their second child the medicated IUI was successful but it resulted in miscarriage at 11 weeks gestation.  In this episode, we discuss male factor infertility, how to find donor sperm for black and brown people, and recovery and healing from miscarriage.
This episode is for you to listen to if you and your partner have been diagnosed with male factor infertility or are considering searching for donor sperm for people of color.
Listen to this episode here: sistersinloss.com/ep215

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