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Artificial Insemination

The following text will be focused on the artificial insemination and the costsof this procedure. The AI, or artificial insemination, is intended for those who areunable to have the child of their own in the usual way, or through the sexualintercourse. This procedure is based on the insertion of the sperm from a male intothe genital tract of a woman in an artificial way and this is done with severaltechniques. The time of ovulation is when this procedure is done because thisincreases the chances of success. The semen is inserted with the help of aplastic tube in the vagina's or uterus's top area. The intrauterine andintra-cervical insemination is the two types of the AI. The intrauterineinsemination, or the IUI, inserts the sperm in the proximity to the fallopiantubes. This process in more successful than the other one, it involves nopain, and it is very fast to perform. Uterine cramps, pain and in some cases failing,can be a result of unwashed sperm, which is done during this kind of procedure.Incubation of the sperm follows the washing and then it is inserted in theuterus. The second type, which is the intra-cervical, or ICI, insemination, is the easiest and simplest ofthe two types. During this procedure, semen is inserted in the vagina's toparea, and the sperm is kept in the cervix with the plastic cap which iscommonly used.

Costs

The main procedure, consultations, tests, fertility treatments and otherfees have to be met, so this procedure is very expensive. The hospital stay,type of procedure (ICI is moreexpensive than the other type), drug therapy, diagnosis and investigation aresome of the factors that determine the costs of the procedure. Fertility clinicand the patient's medical condition will also influence the costs. The cost maybe increased due to the use of fertility drugs, which are used if male has a lowsperm count or a woman is allergic to the sperm. The stimulation of theovulation can be produced, and the ovulation can be detected with the ovulationkit. Fallopian tubes can be blocked and there are test that can detect this.If we add all the mentioned and doctor's visits, medications, sperm washing,ultrasound and other fees, we can get the idea of the cost of this procedure.You will pay from 300 to 500$ for the insemination, and from 10 to30$ per doctor' visit, depending on the insurance. Know that you will requireseveral insemination attempts and each session will increase the chances of pregnancyfrom 10 to 15%. Infertility, sexual health, age and other factors determine thechances of successful insemination, which usually goes from 5 to 30%. Expertiseof a doctor is also a great factor in the success of the procedure, so do notopt for the cheapest you can find.

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