How to choose a sperm donor with a new Tinder-style app in Australia – and even determine their height, personality and ancestry
- The Addam app allows couples and singles to choose sperm donors from their phone
- Users can filter eye color, height, personality and origin through the new app
- So far, 110 donors have registered with the app launched by City Fertility
Couples and singles looking to become parents can now choose their sperm donor through a new Tinder-style app launched by a fertility company.
Created by the Queensland-based City Fertility clinic, the Addam app allows users to swipe through potential candidates and even use filters that specify eye color, height, personality and medical history.
Australia’s first app has already registered more than 110 donors.
All donors must be registered and their semen will be screened for possible communicable diseases.
The Addam app allows users to choose a donor by filtering attributes such as eye color, height, ancestry and personality
Couples and singles looking to become parents can now choose their sperm donor through a Tinder-style app launched by a City Fertility
Dr. Devora Lieberman, the medical director of City Fertility New South Wales, said the launch of the app could be used to ease some of the pressure of choosing a donor for expectant parents.
“For those who need donor sperm to try to conceive, it can be a stressful time – emotionally and physically,” said Dr. Lieberman.
The Addam app aims to ease the pressure of finding and selecting a sperm donor, for couples and individuals, and provides free donor search functionality.
“It reflects the current social trend of using apps for everything and provides a unique, engaging and easy to navigate experience, making it easy for couples and individuals to take their time and find their ideal donor.”
The app also limits the number of offspring a donor can provide.
Those looking to become a parent using the app can swipe through the donors and then register online to view the full profiles of each man.
Australia’s first app has already registered more than 110 donors
A shortlist can be made with up to three donors and once a decision has been made, an appointment is scheduled for an interview with a fertility specialist.
The donors can come from Australia and abroad as long as they comply with Australian regulations.
City Fertility has clinics in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Last month, the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority reported that donor sperm had fallen by 21 percent in the past year.
In 2018, 3,262 cycles of donor sperm were recorded, with the mean age of women around 34 years old, according to data from the Australian New Zealand Assisted Reproductive Database (ANZARD).
Those looking to age and use the app can swipe through the donors and then register online to view the full profiles of each man