Artificial insemination with donor sperm consists of placing sperm obtained from a sperm donor inside the uterus.
When is it recommended?
Artificial insemination with donor sperm consists of placing sperm obtained from a sperm bank inside the uterus. It is a simple and effective technique, as the semen sample has been obtained from a healthy man, so it is good quality and contains enough sperm.
Artificial insemination with donor sperm is recommended when the partner has some kind of hereditary disease or his testicles are unable to produce sperm (testicular failure) or for women without a male partner.
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1. Ovarian stimulation and monitoring
The ovaries are stimulated by administering hormones (follicle stimulating FSH and, in some cases, luteinizing hormone LH) and the cycle is monitored by means of ultrasound scans in order to verify that both the number and size of the follicles is appropriate (only one follicle is necessary for this technique). It is then that, by administering another hormone that mimics LH, (the hormone) which triggers ovulation in a natural way, (LH or luteinizing hormone) the egg is released.
2. Preparation of the semen sample
On the day of insemination, the man delivers the semen sample to the laboratory. The sample is treated to separate the motile sperm from the rest. After this process, a sufficient concentration of motile sperm is obtained (several million) in order to carry out the insemination.
On the day of ovulation the sperm sample is loaded into a thin tube and inserted into the uterus for injection. It is a simple, painless procedure and very similar to any gynaecological examination.
Cost of treatment
Your first appointment will be free of charge if you request it before October 31.
This amount includes all medical procedures necessary for its performance, from your first visit to completion.
Medical treatments in Spain are exempt from VAT.
This amount does NOT include::
- The previous medical tests required, since they are different for each person depending on their medical history.
- The medication, as during the first visit your doctor will indicate the dose you need, depending on your case.
Travel and accommodation
At Eugin, all the treatments are performed in Barcelona. You can get started right away, and from start to finish, the whole process tends to take around one month.
Be aware that the travelling adds a significant cost, at EUGIN we do everything possible to reduce it to the minimum.
To do this we propose two methods:
*If you require a visa, consider the possibility that your trip may be prolonged depending on your case and the treatment you undergo. Our patient care team will help you organize all the details of your stay.
Last Updated: October 2017