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How many sperm cells are required for artificial insemination?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 09/03/2018

Artificial insemination requires a TMSC (total motile sperm count) of at least 3 million, i.e. at least this concentration of sperm must be moving adequately to have a chance of reaching the egg and fertilizing it.

On the other hand, for in vitro fertilization or ICSI, no minimum number of sperm is required, especially for ICSI, since only one sperm is chosen for each egg and introduced directly into it.

For more information about TMSC, see this link: Advanced Semen Analysis: Evaluating the Motile Sperm Count.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.