Where do I start?

PictureCEO Annemette Arndal-Lauritzen at Fertilitets-Messen

A couple of weeks ago, we at European Sperm Bank participated in the first ever fertility expo in Scandinavia, Fertilitets-Messen.

​The goal for this expo was essential: More openness!

One of the women we met at the expo, Jane, was there with her mom. She had been thinking about having a child with the help from a sperm donor for years, but she had never discussed it with her friends…


“When I first began searching for information about sperm donors, I really wanted to talk about it with my best friend, who were actually pregnant herself. Even though she would probably love to talk about it, I felt awkward and a bit inferior, because I couldn’t have a baby “the normal way”. The only person, who I was sure would not judge me, was of course my own mother. So I asked her to come with me”, Jane explains.

Seeing so many different people at the expo and talking to all kinds of passionate fertility experts, actually made me call my best friend and say “Hey, I also want a baby, and I’m more than okay by doing it on my own!”.

Jane was far from the only person we met at the expo, who was somehow reluctant to talk about fertility treatment and using a sperm donor. But luckily, as so many other different things in life, it becomes more and more “normalized” the more people talk about it.

According to dr.dk, approximately 10% of children in Denmark are born with the help from infertility treatment. Some people have been struggling for years to conceive a baby, some have been wondering all through their 30’s whether to have a child or not. No matter what – if you have decided to have a child, you don’t want to wait months and years for your dream to come true.

At the expo in Bella Center in Copenhagen, we met a lot of people besides Jane, both single and couples, who were contemplating having children with the help from fertility treatment, and people really seemed to enjoy the open and honest atmosphere where all questions were welcome.

First step

We at European Sperm Bank work closely with fertility clinics all over the world, so please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you need a list of clinics in your home country. If you feel better with some beginner-knowledge about fertility treatment, several Danish fertility clinics has made thorough guides on where to begin. These types of guides offer great knowledge about fertility as well as infertility.

If you already know that you will be needing donor sperm, we recommend that you start by checking our 8-step guide.

You can also check out our FAQ, where you will find answers to the frequently asked questions about donor sperm, purchasing donor sperm, finding a sperm donor, health, safety and much more.

Our role as a sperm bank is to assist you in making the choices that are right for you by sharing our knowledge and giving you the tips that can make a difference. We work every day to give life to your choice to create a family through donor insemination and we are more than 10 years of experience in doing this.

You are more than welcome to contact us!

//posted by Stinne, Client Service Manager at European Sperm Bank