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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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In a statement, the Department of Health said: "We gave a one-off start-up grant to help set up the National Sperm Bank and, while the number of donations have not been sufficient to support it continuing to seek new donors, this will have no impact on people being able to access safe egg and sperm donation services.
Yet, when you decide to buy a designer baby--because that's what anyone going to a sperm bank is doing--you want the design you bought and paid for.
That's when they learned that the sperm bank erred big time, confusing the requested Donor No.
On his fourth visit to the clinic in more than one week in 2012, the clinic staff decided to check if Zheng was okay after they noticed he was inside a private booth at the university's sperm bank clinic for two hours.
commercial sperm bank donor has allowed a child to contact him, a high
Bernsen, who represented both Hardin and LeBlanc, said that the couple signed a contract with a sperm bank giving any future access to the sperm solely to LeBlanc if she decided to conceive another child.
In recent survey data reported by an ASRM press release, over 35% of sperm-bank customer respondents had not or did not plan to report back to the sperm banks the results of their pregnancy (ASRM, 2011).
The sperm bank was dumbfounded by the unique situation as well, and turned to the Health Ministry's legal officials, who ruled that the donor may indeed change his mind.
Cryos ships sperm to every part of the world apart from Antarctica and the company is now planning to set up sperm banks elsewhere to cater to different wishes.
Written for general readers, topics covered include maternal mortality, forceps, confinement, Freud, advances in obstetric technology, cesarean sections, sperm banks, and surrogacy.
An Arizona man is facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting two men while posing as a doctor running a West Los Angeles sperm bank, Los Angeles police and prosecutors said Friday.
30) Although sperm may be donated by a relative or close friend of the couple or individual, often the sperm is donated anonymously through a sperm bank or clinic.