sperm donor


: a man who gives his sperm usually to a sperm bank so that it can be used to help women get pregnant

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, Etheridge began a relationship with actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, Michaels gave birth to fraternal twins via an anonymous sperm donor, and Etheridge has survived breast cancer. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 26 Apr. 2023 Only 42% of parents who had conceived via sperm donor had revealed the child’s birth history by the time their children were age 20, compared to 88% of egg donation parents and 100% of parents who used surrogacy. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 12 Apr. 2023 Stepancic, who describes herself as half-Black and half-Croatian, welcomed a multi-racial baby girl last year with her wife via sperm donor. Shanelle Kaul, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2023 The women Cline inseminated believed their child’s father was an unnamed sperm donor or their respective husband. Women's Health, 9 Mar. 2023 Shortly after the couple separated in November 2021, Wilson moved in with the child’s sperm donor, taking the boy with her and prompting Williams to petition for custody. Matt Lavietes, NBC News, 17 Feb. 2023

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“Sperm donor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sperm%20donor. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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