Information about reproductive medicine
The SGRM is glad to provide you with information about topics such as IVF therapies, psychological counselling, fertility preservation or sperm donation.
We provide you with links that should quickly lead you to more information about these topics - be it as an affected couple, as a donor or as a donor child. But you will also find valuable information on the pages of our commissions.
The information on our website is only available in German or French.
Do you need IVF therapy? Please contact a centre nearby.
Do you need psychological counselling regarding your desire to have a child, egg donation, sperm donation or concerning questions about your current treatment? Please contact a FertiForum counsellor.
Fertility reserve (fertility preservation)
If you are affected and are planning a fertility reserve (fertility preservation) or have questions about it, please contact a FertiSave centre nearby or a FertiForum counsellor.
Do you need a sperm donation or do you have questions about it?
Infertility treatments with sperm donation are possible if male infertility exists.
Prerequisite for this: The couple must be married.
Are you between 20 and 40 years old and would like to become a sperm donor?
Were you conceived through sperm donation and have questions about it?
Sperm donation after 1 January 2001
The office responsible for the requested information is the Federal Office of Civil Status (EAZW) of the Federal Office of Justice. Its task is, among other things, "to communicate the sperm donor's data to persons conceived through a sperm donation used in Switzerland, provided the sperm donation took place or was used after 1 January 2001," as well as for " accompanying these persons in the search for their origin".
Sperm donation before 1 January 2001
Persons who conceived in Switzerland through sperm donation before 1 January 2001 may contact the doctors who treated them for any information they may require.
According to Art. 41 para. 2 of the Reproductive Medicine Act, they are obliged to provide information about the treatment as far as they are able.
However, before the FMedG 2001 came into force, reproductive medical treatments were carried out with sperm from anonymous donors.
See also: Article 27 of the Reproductive Medicine Act (RMA)
Art. 27 Information
- If the child has reached the age of 18, he or she may request information from the Office on the external appearance and personal details of the donor (Art. 24 para. 2 let. a and d).
- In addition, it may at any time request information on all the donor's data (Art. 24 para. 2) if it has an interest worthy of protection.
- Before the Office provides information on personal data, it shall inform the donor if possible. If the donor refuses personal contact, the child must be informed and made aware of the donor's personal rights and his or her family's right to protection. If the child insists on receiving information in accordance with paragraph 1, this shall be provided.
- The Federal Council may delegate the handling of requests for information to a federal expert commission.