Reproduction assisted treatments
Artificial insemination is the most commonly used assisted reproduction technique in the world. The term artificial insemination refers to introducing semen into a woman’s uterus in order to achieve pregnancy.
To provide this treatment to a couple as their first option, they must fulfil the following requirements:
- Pelvic anatomy that ensures tubal integrity.
- For men, a concentration of more than 5 million motile sperm per millilitre following capacitation.
- Be under the age of 40.
- Not have had 4 or more unsuccessful attempts at artificial insemination with the couple’s semen.
The process in 3 steps
Thanks to stimulation a greater number of eggs are available for harvesting.
Monitoring the woman is essential for achieving proper synchronization between the time of ovulation and insemination.
Obtaining the sample and the preparation of the semen
After obtaining the man’s sample, the sperm with the highest motility are selected for the insemination and introduced into the woman’s uterus.
Types of artificial insemination
Artificial insemination with
the partner´s semen
- Men with sexual dysfunction or a low sperm concentration.
- Women who are infertile due to cervical factor infertility, slight ovulation dysfunctions, or mild endometriosis.
- Immunological infertility.
- Infertility of unknown origin.
Artificial insemination with a donor’s semen
- Men with azoospermia.
- Cases of possible transmission of genetic disorders or infectious diseases.
- Infectious diseases.
- Women with no partner.