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Infertility and Artificial Insemination

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Other Issues With Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination won't work for everyone. Some couples may try artificial insemination several times before becoming pregnant, while others may never get pregnant using this technique.Your doctor may suggest trying artificial insemination at least three to six times with injectable hormones before moving on to another -- usually more costly and invasive -- treatment. If you're not successful, don't despair -- there are other approaches that you can try, such as in vitro fertilization with your own eggs or with donor eggs.

Also, be sure to compare costs before you choose a clinic for artificial insemination. Prices vary greatly from clinic to clinic, depending on where you live. Make sure the estimate includes the costs of hormones and any other drugs you'll need, as well as the fee for sperm washing. If you are using donor sperm, remember that there will be an extra fee for each dose of sperm needed. Ask the clinic in advance which costs could be covered by your insurance.

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Reviewed on June 22, 2012
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