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Are the same days of sexual abstinence recommended for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments as for artificial insemination?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/06/2022

Yes, since in both treatments the spermatozoa need to be of the best possible quality. In addition, it is not known exactly how many days are ideal in each case or for each patient, since they may vary slightly from one to another.

For example, in patients with few spermatozoa in the ejaculate (oligozoospermia), in order to increase the concentration of spermatozoa, it may be beneficial to have one or two more days of abstinence compared to normozoospermic patients (without any seminal alteration), who only need one day without sexual intercourse.

Read the full article on: How Does Sexual Abstinence Affect Sperm Quality? ( 56).
 Rebeca Reus
Rebeca Reus
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).