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sperm bank

Etymology: Gk, sperma, seed; It, banca, bench
a facility for storage of semen to be used for artificial insemination.

sperm bank

A repository of frozen sperm maintained in liquid nitrogen for later use in artificial insemination or assisted reproduction.

sperm bank

Reproduction medicine A registered tissue bank that collects, stores, tests, and sells frozen sperm to be used for artificial insemination. See Artificial insemination.

sperm bank

a refrigerated source of male gametes (sperm), usually from males of proven breeding value; sperm banks are used regularly by animal breeders. see ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION.
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RUNNING TRIALS: Rotunda Hospital; FREEZING THE FUTURE: Sperm bank
Mr Rizza said most of the clients who come to the sperm bank are couples who request a donor with the same physical features as the father-to-be.
Plotz, an editor at Slate magazine, has written an engaging and surprisingly funny book about the history of the Nobel sperm bank, the men who donated to it, and the more than 200 children it, er, spawned.
It begins by examining the development of AID and the eugenic interests it provoked and then turns to the rise of the modern sperm bank, exploring the growth of the industry and the ways in which it markets the "traits" of donors, playing to popular notions of heritability that have no scientific standing.
1, all sperm banks not approved by the ministry will be put out of business, the article said.
The high court agreed that a donor could be forced to testify in a couple's lawsuit that claims a sperm bank and its doctors failed to disclose that the donor had a family history of kidney disease.
Their world, however, is not only that of Village of the Damned and sperm bank nightmares.
When I recovered sperm from another young man who had died of a gunshot wound, his parents followed me to the sperm bank and were comforted when they saw motile sperm from their son.
Fairfax Cryobank is the first donor sperm bank to launch an online tool that provides clients and their physicians with updated information about a sperm donor's medical status.
JUST nine donors have been accepted by the UK's Birminghambased national sperm bank in the year since it opened, its boss revealed.
sperm bank "To a child a donor is not a donor but part of them and to grow up without that part can be damaging.
It was a similar situation for his wife Jill, who was aware who her real father is when she sought more information about him from the sperm bank when Jill turned 18.