Artificial insemination with partner sperm

Artificial insemination with partner sperm (AIH)

Artificial insemination with your partner’s semen entails placing sperm that have been previously selected from a sample inside the uterus.

Artificial insemination with partner sperm (AIH)
Artificial insemination with partner sperm (AIH)

When is it recommended?

Artificial insemination is appropriate when sperm have difficulty reaching the uterus (impotence, poor sperm quality, etc..).
It is also recommended for ovulatory dysfunction, anatomic and / or functional cervix (cervical factor), coital factors or unexplained infertility.

Vasectomy

AIH can be carried out when the male partner has undergone a vasectomy and would like to have a child. The sperm is obtained by means of a deferent duct puncture and if the obtained sample is sufficient, it is prepared to be used in the Artificial Insemination treatment. However, samples obtained via this procedure are normally too small and that is why IVF may be recommended in the end.

Urological pathology

AIH can also be successfully carried out in some rare cases such as when men suffer from retrograde ejaculation (inside the urinary bladder) which may occur after prostate surgery. In this case the spermatozoa are obtained by means of vesicle content centrifugation. AIH can also be undertaken if urological pathologies such as hypospadias are present. Men who suffer from impotence as a result of paraplegia or tetraplegia have taken advantage of this treatment obtaining a semen sample by means of electroejaculation or epididymal puncture.

Cancer

Preparation for Artificial Insemination can be carried out in advance when the male partner has to undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy (both treatments for cancer) during which germinal cells producing sperm are usually altered. In this case several semen samples can be frozen beforehand (cryopreservation) and then thawed and prepared to be used for AIH.

Phases

Ovarian stimulation and monitoring

1. Ovarian stimulation and monitoring

The ovaries are stimulated by the administration of 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.

Preparation of the semen sample

2. Preparation of the semen sample

On the day of insemination, the male party delivers the semen sample to the laboratory. The sample is treated to separate the motile sperm from the rest. This process results in a sufficient concentration of motile sperm being obtained (several million) in order to carry out the insemination.

Insemination

3. 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.

Success rates

Cost of treatment

Thanks to our 15 years of experience with patients from all over the world, at EUGIN we can provide you with the best guarantees.

The total cost of your treatment, final price guaranteed, with no surprises is 1.140 EUR *£1,001
* Medical treatments in Spain are exempt from VAT

This amount includes all medical procedures necessary, from your first visit to completion.

This amount does NOT include:

  • The necessary prior medical tests: these differ for each person depending on their medical history, which is why we cannot include them in a fixed price quotation.
    We know that these tests can be very expensive, and sometimes difficult to obtain. If you wish, they can be carried by us at a lower cost, without you having anything to worry about them.
  • The medication: during your first visit, your doctor will tell you the dose you need, depending on your case. The price of medication depends on the company that manufactures it. As a guideline, the average cost of medication for your treatment ranges between £ 633 and £ 870.

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:

  1. Two short trips to Barcelona
    Trips can be scheduled every day of the week (weekends included), to make it easier to fit them in to your schedule:
  2. A single trip to Barcelona, of variable length
    There is a possibility of scheduling a single trip to Barcelona to carry out the treatment. If you prefer this option, you can contact our patient care team, who will help you plan the whole trip. Depending on your case and the treatment you undergo, the stay may range * from 15 days to one month.

    *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.

The entire follow-up is done in a comfortable, secure way and in complete privacy through your secure personal area, designed for this purpose.

Last Updated: July, 2016
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