What is it?
It is a procedure where semen is processed and sperm are concentrated to later be deposited in the uterus. With this technique the number of sperm that reach the uterine cavity is 100% avoiding vaginal and cervical factors that can affect fertility. This increases the gestational and live birth rate without increasing the rate of multiple gestation.
Who is it recommended for?
This procedure is recommended for women with ovulatory dysfunctions, alterations in the cervix and/or when infertility is due to a male factor. It is also recommended when the cause of infertility is unknown even after having had the appropriate tests show no abnormality.
- Hormone monitoring
In this first phase the ovaries are stimulated by the administration of hormones to obtain the optimal number and quality of follicles. The patient will need to undergo periodic transvaginal ultrasounds and have bloodwork done so the number and size of the follicles can be determined.
- Semen preparation
Mobile sperm are selected and concentrated in our laboratory. The samples are processed by capacitation and semen preparation techniques.
After 24 and 48 hours from the induction of ovulation, two inseminations are performed. At times only one insemination will be performed based on the LH peak. In each insemination, a semen sample is prepared and deposited inside the uterus by a catheter. This procedure is done in the clinic and it is painless much like the trial transfer you will undergo during the fertility study. The patient then rests for 15-20 minutes and can then go home.
Artificial insemination with donor sperm is another available treatment. The procedure and treatment phases are the same as artificial insemination but with a semen sample that comes from our sperm bank.