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Donor Artificial Insemination
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
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
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
I did artificial insemination and used a 2 inch syringe with donor sperm. Did I decrease my chances of success since I didn't use a "4-7" inch syringe?
Older, single and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination or donor egg be the solution?
It depends.: It depends on what you mean by "older". If you're over 40, and especially over 42, a donor egg may be a best solution. Be sure to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who can individualize your care to you, according to your particular age and situation. At our center, we have amazing ivf success rates in women around age 40 using their own eggs! ...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
Some religions: Most of the world faiths don't have a problem with this, but some religious leaders try to make a problem out of this for their own reasons. You're free to ignore them; if your religion prohibits it but it's the right thing for you, just don't tell them. I'm all for people doing what they wish if they don't hurt anybody. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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