40 with a young partner

I'm 40 in January with a partner of 27. I got steralised at 25. What is best for us? I have regular periods and have had 2 live births before my partner is willing to donate his sperm.

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Firstly, at Manchester Fertility we do not offer a ‘sperm sharing’ scheme. There are units in the UK who do offer this and you can find this information out through the HFEA. As you have been sterilised you have two options to try to conceive. You could try to have your sterilisation reversed. The success of this depends on the method that was used to perform the sterilisation. Alternatively you could opt for IVF. I would however suggest that you have an AMH test to check your ovarian reserve and your partner should also have a semen analysis.