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Artificial insemination -- will all the parties have second thoughts later?

Artificial insemination -- will all the parties have second thoughts later?

Partner vs. donor: For simplicity, may i assume here you mean anonymous donor insemination? If so, 'no!' - so long as the woman and her partner (if she has one) are fully informed and reach a comfort level beforehand. I'm certain couples will have occasional questions and mixed emotions during a lifetime, but significant regret is really uncommon. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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What is the price range for artificial insemination for having twelve attempts?

What is the price range for artificial insemination for having twelve attempts?

Variable: That varies. Most patients do not undergo 12 attempts anymore, the price could range from 300-800 per attempt. It really depends on the situation and whether you are having monitoring with ultrasound as well. ...Read more

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My wife has health issues and artificial insemination is our only option. Is there a less expensive way?

Probably not: The only fertility treatment less expensive than artificial insemination is using fertility drugs without IUI or using Clomid (clomiphene) instead of injectable drugs for the insemination. You would have to check with with your fertility doctor to see if these are even appropriate in your case. ...Read more

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40, single, and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination be the solution?

40, single, and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination be the solution?

Could be: Donor sperm insemination use for women over 38 with no partner happens commonly. I recommend that you see an infertility specialist and make sure your ovarian reserve testing is normal, tubes are open and proceed before its too late due to your age. Fertility rapidly declines after age 38. Psych counseling may help you work thru your decision. Asrm has a list of recommended counselors. ...Read more

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What is the price socially for having artificial insemination and a baby out of wedlock?

What is the price socially for having artificial insemination and a baby out of wedlock?

Partner vs. donor: Can i assume you mean anonymous donor insemination? This is a very important quetsion, but one that's impossible to generalize. The 'social price' depends most on the beliefs and values you share (or do not) with your family and close friends. Where you live also impacts what you call 'social cost, ' which is very different if you live in, say los angeles vs. A small conservative community. ...Read more

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Can you get infections through artificial insemination?

Can you get infections through artificial insemination?

Rare but possible: If there's signs of a male bacterial infection, with infection-fighting white blood cells in the sperm (pyospermia) we would not use that specimen for an intrauterine insemination or IUI as we might spread infection to the uterus or tubes. Viral infections like hepatitis b, hep. C, and HIV can be transmitted by sperm, so sperm donors are tested. Washing the sperm for IUI doesn't remove all virus. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant by artificial insemination and my tubies are tie?

Can i get pregnant  by artificial insemination and my tubies  are tie?

No: If your tubes are tied, there is no chance fo pregnancy with insemination. You may be a candidate for tubal reversal, or might be succesful with ivf; see a fertility specialist to learn more about these, and best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use a viginal spectrulum when doing artificial insemination?

Yes: Its the only way to do an intrauterine insemination (iui) vs. A vaginal insemination. On the other hand, it should only be done by someone who knows very well how to do it or you run a big risk of injuring the woman being inseminated. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Smith
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Artificial Insemination (Definition)

Artificial insemination is the insertion of sperm directly inside the uterine cavity. This is performed by passing a tiny catheter through the cervical canal and into the uterine cavity. Semen is typically washed prior to the procedure. This procedure is also referred to as ...Read more