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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Ivf And Artificial Insemination

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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Can artificial insemination IUI (not ivf) be done month after month if not successful the 1st or 2nd time?

Can artificial  insemination IUI (not ivf) be done month after month if not successful the 1st or 2nd time?

It can: Be done several months in a row if certain conditions are met. You cannot start if you have a persistent cyst (usually a follicular or luteal cyst) form the cycle before. ...Read more

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Which is more effective: in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination?

Which is more effective: in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination?

IVF: As a general rule, IVF always has a pregnancy rate 3-10x that of IUI. The actual pregnancy rate varies based on individual situations. Sometimes the difference can be even more and could be less with a very young infertility woman. ...Read more

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How dose artificial insemination work and how much cost?

How dose artificial insemination work and how much cost?

Simple: The sperm is washed and prepared in advance to so that any chemicals in the fluid around the sperm are removed. Then the sperm is placed in a small catheter and that catheter is placed into the cervix through a speculum. This is done in the office and usually takes about 2 minutes or less. The cost is variable to each practice but likely averages about $500. ...Read more

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Can you get artificial insemination when you are a virgin?

Can you get artificial insemination when you are a virgin?

Yes: You can undergo intrauterine insemination (iui) without having had intercourse. Iui is a simple procedure that is not much more than a pap smear, so as long as you can have a speculum inserted into your vagina, you can have an IUI done. ...Read more

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What is the procedure of artificial insemination and where do I go to do it?

What is the procedure of artificial insemination and where do I go to do it?

Doctor: Donated sperm is inserted into a woman's uterus in a simple, safe office procedure so that she may become pregnant. To be succesful the timing must eb quite precise. You do it in a doctor's office, usually a fertility office but some general obgs do it too. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes through artificial insemination?

Is it possible to get herpes through artificial insemination?

Theoretically yes: Hsv can be transmitted through ai, so we recommend screening of donors to prevent transmission. Sperm banks screen their donors but if this is a directed sperm donor, you have to decide on the screening. We usually recommend infectious disease tests and quarantine for directed donors but sometimes people waive the testing and take risks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sorry state of affairs with single moms! do you agree with artificial insemination?

Sorry state of affairs with single moms! do you agree with artificial insemination?

For single women yes: I'm not 100% clear on your question, but if you're asking if i agree with donor sperm insemination for single women the answer is yes. Artificial insemination is the same as intrauterine insemination (iui). Iui can be used to help women whose male partner has sperm issues, single women, or women with female partners, and can be done with partner sperm or donor sperm as appropriate. ...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

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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more