The issue has sometimes been raised as to whether children born using donor sperm through assisted reproduction could have health problems throughout their lives. A recent study of the Australian poulation, published in Reproductive Biomedicine, included 224 children aged between 5 and 11 years conceived using donor sperm found that most aspects of child health and well-being were similar to those of children conceived naturally. A modest increase in healthcare needs was evident.

The ethical difficulties of assisted reproduction increased by the donation of gametes, appears that it does not affect the health of the children

Considering that the rules for sperm donation are very similar for anonymous donors and known donors, but there is one major difference that is critical, that rule is about the sperm quarantine period. The final clonclusion of the study stated that “more studies looking at the health and well-being of children conceived using  sperm donors in different populations are needed to confirm these findings in the wider population”.