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What Does MOT Mean

What does MOT mean? Cryos Explains

While searching through our extensive list of sperm donors, you may have come across the word MOT, also known as motility. You can specifically see this term being used under the section “order sperm from this donor” and at checkout.

So, what does MOT even mean in relation to sperm?

Well, MOT is short for motility and means the sperms ability to move or swim.

For example, let’s look at what MOT20 means according to the WHO-standard:

MOT20 means that there is a minimum of 20 million motile sperm per 1 ml in the straw after thawing, according to the WHO-standard, so MOT is basically telling you the concentration of moving sperm.

However, Cryos does not sell by whole ml, we sell by .5 ml, so that means you half the MOT amounts you see on the Cryos site. A MOT10 at Cryos will have a minimum of 5 million sperm rather than a minimum of 10 million sperm, and a MOT30 will have a minimum of 15 million sperm, and so on. Just keep in mind, you are getting what you pay for, the only difference is the portion size we sell by.

Unlike the majority of other sperm and egg banks, Cryos uses MOT so that you have various amounts of sperm to choose from at several different price points. This is an advantage for you so you can make a better selection of how much sperm you actually need for whatever procedure you are doing.

If you are going into the process of IVF, you can purchase a MOT5. For home insemination, two straws of MOT10 would be ideal. MOT20 through MOT50 is usually purchased for IUI’s or for your own security of knowing you have enough sperm from your favorite donor for any future needs. You may also purchase a higher MOT amount upon your doctor’s request. We want you to be confident and fully knowledgeable of what you are purchasing. We understand that this may be confusing, so feel free to ask any more questions you may still have.

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  1. aparna shenoy says:

    If i purchase 2 straws of MOT10 for home insemination, can that be used across 2 cycles i,e 28 day cycle x 2 or across one cycle only?

    1. Roksan says:

      Hi Aparna, we recommend 2 straws of MOT10 for home insemination to be used 12 hours apart in 1 cycle for a better chance of timing your ovulation correctly. However, you are able to purchase 2 straws, ship 1 to your home and put the other in reservation for the following cycle.

  2. Jennifer Gerald says:

    Can one MOT20 be used for home insemination or is it just better to get the 2 MOT 10 straws?

    1. Cryos says:

      Hi Jennifer – We recommend using 2 MOT10 straws, 12 hours apart so you have a better chance of inseminating at the exact right time. You can use 1 MOT20 if you wish as well, but your timing needs to be more precise, so we recommend 2 straws.

  3. Anna says:

    “MOT20 through MOT50 is usually purchased for IUI’s or for your own security of knowing you have enough sperm from your favorite donor for any future needs.”

    Can you explain what you mean by ‘security to have enough sperm for future needs’? No matter what MOT one chooses, one straw can only be used for one try, right? So what does ‘future needs’ mean?

    1. Cryos says:

      Hi Anna! You can also purchase straws and put them into reservation. This is what people usually do when they plan to have more children in the future, or they want to ensure they have enough straws from their favorite donor to be successful without risking the straws selling out.

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