Artificial insemination is the simplest assisted reproduction technique and basically consists of ing the sperm into the woman using a special instrument.
AIH is generally performed after ovary stimulation: the patient receives a treatment aiming to ensure ovulation by treating possible defects in the spontaneous cycle in some cases and increasing the number of ovules that can become fertilised (controlled by regular ultrasounds) in others. In the following days, the insemination itself is performed, for which the man must obtain a seminal sample which is processed in the laboratory in order to the most useful spermatozoa it contains and eliminate the rest of the semen.
The insemination is performed in the consultation room and the gynaecologist introduces a fine, soft plastic tube through the cervix to deposit the small volume of liquid containing the ed spermatozoa in the uterus.
What are the possibilities of success offered by AIH?
The probability for each cycle is 10-15%. The majority of pregnancies are obtained in the first three cycles of treatment.
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