Infertility can be addressed through assisted reproductive technology. The most common treatments are artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.
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Intrauterine insemination (IUI) stands for a simple, painless procedure in which a gynecologists places the semen sample inside the female’s uterine fundus, pending fertilization and subsequent implantation by the embryo.
Artificial insemination is the easiest of all assisted reproductive technologies. It consists of placing those sperm presenting the highest motility rates into the woman’s cervix during her fertile days.
Egg and sperm donation allows many people and couples to be on parenthood. In the United States, gamete donation is allowed either with an anonymous donor or, conversely, with a known one. Besides, it is aimed at all kinds of people and couples, and both for AI or IVF.
Cryptozoospermia or cryptospermia is a sperm pathology that may lead to male infertility and is characterized by a low sperm quantity. Actually, it causes the same symptoms as oligozoospermia, but more severely.
The only type of sperm donation allowed in the US is anonymous donation. In case the man’s own semen is non-viable or if there is no male partner, the first option is to undergo donor insemination (ID).
It is necessary that those men desiring to become sperm donors meet a series of strict criteria in order to be accepted as donors, ensure quality and, above all, prevent disease transmission.
The INVO method consists of a device containing eggs and sperm together with culture medium. The device is inserted inside the woman’s body so that embryo development occurs. Later, embryos will be observed and the healthiest-looking one will be transferred.
Artificial insemination by donor is used in cases of severe male infertility, to help prevent spreading diseases, and also among single or lesbian women desiring to be on motherhood.