Artificial insemination consists of placing sperm, previously selected from a sample, in the woman’s uterus. The sperm can be provided either by the partner (AIH) or from a sperm bank (AID). In order to increase the chances of pregnancy the ovaries are stimulated with hormones and ovulation is monitored in order to know the best time to carry out the insemination procedure.
Sperm can either be provided by the partner (–Artificial insemination with partner sperm (AIH)–) or from a sperm bank (–Artificial insemination with donor sperm (AID)–). The semen is prepared in the laboratory, where mobile sperm are separated from the other components (seminal plasma and other cells). To increase the chances of a pregnancy, the ovaries are stimulated with hormones and ovulation is monitored to ascertain the best time to carry out the insemination procedure.
Artificial insemination is a simple and effective technique with a high success rate.
Semen quality is a determining factor in the final outcome. Depending on the circumstances, if at the third or fourth attempt a pregnancy is not achieved, more complex techniques may be considered, such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
Artificial Insemination (AIH)
Artificial insemination with your partner’s semen entails placing sperm that have been previously selected from a sample inside the uterus.
Artificial Insemination (AID)
Artificial insemination with donor sperm consists of placing sperm obtained from a sperm donor inside the uterus.
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Last Updated: February 2018