What Are My Chances of Conceiving Using Donor Sperm?

In most cases, the younger you are, the greater the chances of fertility success. National figures published by the HFEA show that as a general :

If you’re under 35, the success rate is around 14%

If you’re 35-39, the success rate is around 11%

If you’re 40-42, the success rate is around 4-5%

Am I more likely to conceive if I use sperm that’s donated through a fertility clinic?

At the Agora, we always carry out a fertility screen to check that your Fallopian tubes are working correctly. This includes checking your ovarian reserve (how many eggs you have) and advising on any treatment that may be necessary to help you conceive.

How do the Agora’s success rates compare with the national average?

At the Agora we tailor our advice and treatment program to your individual needs which is why our success rates tend to be higher than the national average. Below is a table showing the percentage of pregnancy and live births per donor insemination cycle at the Agora.

Agora Clinic Live Births per Donor Insemination (DI) treatment

Agora Clinic Live Births per Donor Insemination (DI) Treatment 2011-2015

Agora Clinic Live Births per Donor Insemination (DI) Treatment 2011-2015

What’s the safest way to find donor sperm?


The safest and most reliable way of obtaining sperm from a donor is via a clinic such as the Agora, which is licensed, inspected and regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). The Authority is the UK’s independent regulator of treatment using eggs, sperm and embryos.

Licensed clinics must meet standards set by the Authority (outlined in the HFEA Code of Practice) and they must supply information about treatments, patients, donors, gametes (sperm and eggs) and children conceived which is kept on the HFEA’s Register.

Contact us for advice or for information on finding a suitable sperm donor.

Find out more about the legal considerations of using donor sperm in our blog coming next week!

Source: The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority