Donor age and sperm quality

Research published through the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has revealed that sperm quality is more predictive of fertility success than age of the sperm donor. This is good news for families with an older male partner. At Viera Fertility Center, Dr. Chamoun has worked with patients of advanced age in order to achieve their family’s dreams of having a baby.

Despite emerging evidence of a decline in sperm quality with increasing age, an analysis of every first fertility treatment cycle performed in the UK using sperm donation shows that outcome in terms of live birth is not affected by the age of the sperm donor. Results from the study reaffirm the observation that a couple’s fertility appears significantly more dependent on the age of the female partner than on that of the male and that sperm quality is more important than male donor age.

If you have questions about how male partner age might affect sperm quality and your chances of fertility, contact your Melbourne fertility clinic today. We’ll help you build the family of your dreams!