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Doctor insights on: Human Artificial Insemination Kits

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With today's ovulation kits, why is artificial insemination still needed?

With today's ovulation kits, why is artificial insemination still needed?

Different problems: Insemination is used to treat low or poor quality sperm counts in a male partner, or to provide sperm for women without partners. Ovulation kits predict timing of ovulation: they do not treat the same problems. ...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


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Does artificial insemination work?

Does artificial insemination work?

Yes: Artificial insemination works best for cervical factor, where the woman's cervix is blocked or closed, from injury, surgery, or a congenital problem. It is also useful for donor insemination. ...Read more

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How should a person go about getting an artificial insemination?

How should a person go about getting an artificial insemination?

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

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What is the definition or description of: artificial insemination?

What is the definition or description of: artificial insemination?

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

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If we wanted to diy artificial insemination what do I need, and how do I do it?

One answer: Do not. It is more than possible to cause harm or damage if you haven't been trained. Depending on sperm donor the risk of getting an sti may be extremely high. I realize people do it "all the time" but no physician should be giving you instructions on how, esp. Online. ...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