Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination is a fertility treatment commonly used in situations in which a couple is unable to conceive a child naturally, and involves manually passing sperm into a woman’s womb. The actual technique used for artificial insemination is called intrauterine insemination (IUI). During this procedure, the male partner provides a sperm sample and the sample is inserted directly into the woman’s womb using a thin tube called a catheter.

artificial inseminationCouples opt for artificial insemination as a means of conceiving for a variety of reasons. In some cases, there may be a problem with the man’s sperm, or he may suffer from erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation. In other cases, the woman may have endometriosis or ovulation problems that prevent her from conceiving, or there may be no obvious reason for the couple’s inability to conceive (unexplained infertility). Artificial insemination may also be used by women without a male partner, such as in same-sex partnerships, who want to become pregnant.

If the male partner is unable produce healthy sperm, frozen sperm from a known or unknown donor can be used in artificial insemination procedures as well. Here at GREFI, we understand how frustrating it can be for couples who are unable to conceive on their own, and our medical specialists provide artificial insemination services to patients throughout Puerto Rico.

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