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How is donor sperm inserted?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: An office procedure

Insemination in an office setting is a short safe procedure.
A speculum exam is done (like a Pap smear), the cervix prepped, and a very small soft catheter (tubing) inserted through the cervix to introduce the sperm. Most specialists put sperm inside the uterus (IUI), although it can also be deposited in the cervix (ICI). Most women describe the procedure as trivial to minor.

In brief: An office procedure

Insemination in an office setting is a short safe procedure.
A speculum exam is done (like a Pap smear), the cervix prepped, and a very small soft catheter (tubing) inserted through the cervix to introduce the sperm. Most specialists put sperm inside the uterus (IUI), although it can also be deposited in the cervix (ICI). Most women describe the procedure as trivial to minor.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine

In brief: IUI

Most inseminations are by iui, intrauterine insemination.
Iui usually feels about like a pap smear. The sperm sample is prepared by spinning and washing. A small soft plastic tube is slipped through the cervix into the uterus and the sperm released into the uterus.

In brief: IUI

Most inseminations are by iui, intrauterine insemination.
Iui usually feels about like a pap smear. The sperm sample is prepared by spinning and washing. A small soft plastic tube is slipped through the cervix into the uterus and the sperm released into the uterus.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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