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Do People With Herpes Have Artificial Insemination
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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
Insemination: That is easy — just look for a reproductive endocrinologist in your area, use google. Also, you can ask your regular gyn doctor to recommend one. Set up an appointment and they will walk you through it. Good luck! ...Read more
AKA IUI: 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 intrauterine insemination or iui. ...Read more
IVF: Most costs are provider specific, and will vary depending on any additional testing or evaluation that needs done, but you should probably budget at least 10-15,000. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is it too late to do artificial insemination the day after a positive ovulation test? How long after do you ovulate for?
Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?
Legally Obliged: A donor is legally obliged to provide updates. That being said, I'm not sure there are any good mechanisms in place to monitor that. Any it is entirely possible that anyone can have a change in health information for another family member and not be aware of it. ...Read more
Is it true that I have to lay down for at least 30 minutes after artificial insemination using syringe? Or can I get up and move normally right away?
Do you mean ICSI?: Icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) injects a single sperm into each egg; with conventional in vitro fertilization (ivf) we just mix eggs and sperm in the lab and let natural fertilization occur. 3 reasons for icsi 1. Abnormal sperm tests pre-treatment/ on day of egg retrieval 2. Surgically retrieved sperm 3. Reduce errors in pgd testing for single gene conditions. Otherwise, icsi doesn't help. ...Read more
Sperm into uterus: Iui is process of putting prepared sperm in the uterine cavity. Used to treat poor mucus, mild male factor, unexplained infertility-ui, single women or lesbians and sometimes when couple cannot have sex themselves. It works but less than natural intercourse in fertile couples. Often we add superovulation. Works best when ui and normal tests. Best wishes. ...Read more
It varies!: Insemination, or iui, has success rates that will vary a lot according to such factors as the woman's age, presence of endometriosis, and quantity/quality of sperm being inseminated. Also, some women do "natural cycle" IUI (no drugs), while others use fertility drugs. The success rates average about 10% per attempt (no drugs) and up to 25-30% per cycle with meds. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: With infertility, an insemination is useful with unexplained infertility or when there is mild male factor infertility (mild abnormalities on semen analysis). If you have irregular periods and ovulation pills don't get you pregnant, then it is reasonable to add in IUI as well. ...Read more
Not really.: Nothing really controversial about it, it's done in animals all the time. There are religious issues about it, but just like with any aspect of sexuality. ...Read more
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 fewer. The cost is variable to each practice but likely averages about $500. ...Read more
Uncertain: If you are talking about using a sperm donor--- then in most states until you are officially divorced your husband will be considered the father of the child. Most rei clinics will not use donor sperm in this case without your soon to be ex-husband's permission or until the divorce is final. ...Read more
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
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
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
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