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Artificial Insemination

What is Artificial Insemination?

Artificial insemination is a term used to describe sperm being purposely inserted into a woman’s vagina, uterus or cervix for the purpose of becoming pregnant. Women are increasingly using sperm donors to have a baby and choosing artificial insemination is a very popular modern day choice.

ICSI artificial insemination procedure

What is Artificial Insemination at Home?

Artificial insemination at home is one of the most popular methods for modern day women, using donor sperm, to become pregnant. It is highly successful, relatively cost free ad can be done in the comfort of your own home.

For those of our members who choose not to access a licensed fertility clinic a method known as artificial insemination at home can be carried out. Artificial insemination at home is the method of inseminating sperm at home using a sterile syringe and specimen cup.

Many women feel that artificial insemination at home has advantages over undertaking insemination within a clinic environment as there is very little cost involved, the environment is much more relaxed, the sperm is fresh, your partner can be more involved and the success rates are higher.

Syringe for artificial insemination at home

How much does Artificial Insemination Cost?

The cost of artificial insemination can be a major stumbling block for many single women and couples looking to become pregnant with donor sperm. This is one of the reasons so many women turn to home insemination to become pregnant.

The average cost of IVF in the U.S. can range from $11,000 to $12,000. In the UK one cycle of IVF treatment can cost up to £5,000. Popular cheaper treatments such as intrauterine insemination, IUI are significantly less expensive than IVF. Do consider however that IUI significantly less effective than IVF and indeed home insemination.

What are the Artificial Insemination Success Rates?

In the UK according to NHS the artificial insemination success rates through IVF are as follows:

32.2% for women under 35.
27.7% for women aged 35 to 37.
20.8% for women aged 38 to 39.
13.6% for women aged 40 to 42.
5% for women aged 43 to 44.
1.9% for women aged over 44.

If you rule out home insemination and natural insemination you are left with artificial insemination in the form of a treatment such as IVF or IUI. This method is the safest way to conceive using donor sperm.

The sperm you use will be tested at your place of treatment and inserted correctly giving you the best possible change of becoming pregnant.