Artificial insemination by donor stands for a low-complexity technique, which translates into a lower overall cost if compared to donor-sperm IVF. In Spain, the price of this technique ranges from €800 to €1,500.
Tag: follicle-stimulating hormone
It takes place in testicles and lasts two months and a half approximately. It is the maduration of some cells that split, madurate, and eventually become spermatozoa.
Recombinant FSH refers to the follicle-stimulating hormone that has been created by means of bioengineering. It is a lab creation, which means it is not a human-based preparation.
The FSH is a type of gonadotropic hormone which regulates the reproductive cycle in men and women. For the assisted reproductive treatments, it is prescribed to women for ovulation induction.
Gonadotropins are hormones secreted by the pituitary gland after the stimulation of GnRH pulses. Gonadotropins are produced by men and women and they regulate the reproductive cycle in both cases, although they do not have the same levels of gonadotropins and the actions regulated are different in each case. There are three types of gonadotropic hormones: FSH, LH, and hCG.
Regulated by hormones, the ovarian cycle consists fundamentally of three phases: the follicular phase, the ovulatory phase, and finally the luteal phase. At each phase, different sets of hormones take part.
Scheduled intercourse is a simple procedure recommended as a first treatment for couples who have not been diagnosed with infertility or who have unexplained infertility.
Pregnancy tests look for the presence of this hormone. This is the reason why they are highly accurate: this hormone is only produced during pregnancy.