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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

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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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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 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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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?

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?

Please ask your doc: Usually they want you to do that which should not be a big deal so you can maximize your chance for successful pregnancy, u can read a book or use your cell phone or watch tv or computer while u are laying down. ...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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When in school I donated by artificial insemination. Now married, how can I tell my wife who can't get pregnant?

When in school I donated by artificial insemination. Now married, how can I tell my wife who can't get pregnant?

Lethal secrets: There are counselors who specialize in such issues. I would begin with a psychologist with experience with people with fertility challenges. A urologist or reproductive endocrinologist expert in fertility might be able to provide a referral also. ...Read more

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Can a person get pregnant by artificial insemination if they've had their tubes tied?

No: When your tubes have been tied (successfully) , the egg and sperm can't get together in the tube where fertilization occurs. Insemination just gets the sperm into the uterus. After a tubal, the options for pregnancy are tubal reversal surgery and in vitro. In vitro takes the eggs out of the ovary with an ultrasound and needle and mixes them in the lab with sperm. ...Read more