Couples and singles looking to become parents can now choose their sperm donors via a new Tinder-style app that has been launched by a fertility company.
The Addam App, created by Queensland based clinic City Fertility, allows users to swipe through potential candidates and even use filters specifying eye colour, height, personality and medical history.
The Australian-first app has already had more than 110 donors register.
All donors must be registered and their sperm will be screened for any potential transmittable diseases.
Addam App allows users to choose a donor by filtering characteristics like eye colour, height, ancestry and personality
Couples and singles looking to become parents can now choose their sperm donors via a Tinder-style app that has been launched by a City Fertility
Dr Devora Lieberman, the Medical Director for City Fertility New South Wales said the launch of the app can be used to ease some of the pressure when choosing a donor for soon-to-be parents.
‘For those needing donor sperm to try and achieve a pregnancy it can be a stressful time – emotionally and physically,’ Dr Lieberman said.
‘The Addam app aims to ease the pressure of finding and selecting a sperm donor, for couples and individuals and offers free donor search functionalities.
‘It reflects the current social trend where apps are used for everything, and offers a unique, engaging, and simple-to-navigate experience, making it easy for couples and individuals to take their time and find their ideal donor.’
The app also places a limit on how many offspring a donor can provide.
Those looking to become a parent who are using the app are able to swipe through the donors and can then register online to view the full profiles of each man.
The Australian-first app has already had more than 110 donors register
A shortlist can be created with up to three donors and once a decision is made, an appointment is scheduled to meet with a fertility specialist.
The donors can be from Australia and overseas as long as they meet Australian regulations.
City Fertility has clinics across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Last month, the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority reported that donor sperm had dropped by 21 per cent within the last year.
In 2018 there were 3,262 donor sperm cycles recorded with the average age of women being around 34-years-old, according to data from the Australian New Zealand Assisted Reproductive Database (ANZARD).
Those looking to become a parent who are using the app are able to swipe through the donors and can then register online to view the full profiles of each man
Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News