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Donor sperm and ova inspections

In Canada, donor sperm and ova (eggs) must meet safety standards before it can be used in assisted human reproduction (AHR). On February 4, 2020, new regulations came into force regarding the safety of sperm and ova which outline requirements for all establishments and health professionals who process, import, distribute or make use of donor sperm or ova (eggs) for the purpose of AHR.

To learn more about the donor sperm and ova inspections we conduct, visit about donor sperm and ova inspections or browse these inspection results:

You can also do your own search for donor sperm and ova inspections. These results are updated regularly.

Information about donor semen inspections conducted previously pursuant to the Processing and Distribution of Semen for Assisted Conception Regulations are available in the Drug and Health Product Inspection Database.


If you have further questions, please email Biological Product Compliance Program