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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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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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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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Would artificial insemination work if you have cercicitis?

Would artificial insemination work if you have cercicitis?

Yes: In someone with cervicitis in the past insemination can work. However they should have their tubes evaluated to make sure the infection in the cervix did not damage the tubes. However, no woman should have an insemination while they have active infection in the cervix. ...Read more

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Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Depends: That really depends. Everyone is that situation needs a thorough evaluation. It is important for patients to have an accurate understanding of the concerns. Sometimes insemination is an appropriate treatment but success rates can vary. Certainly donor egg is a good option for many women but usually only after they have tried with their own eggs. ...Read more

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What is artificial insemination?

What is artificial insemination?

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

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What are artificial insemination success rates?

What are artificial insemination success rates?

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

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When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

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

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Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

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 more

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Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

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

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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