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If I am a single mother, is it better to resort to artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization? What is the difference?

By Rebeca Reus (embryologist).
Last Update: 12/30/2021

Each case must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but normally, in cases of single women who do not show any signs of sterility, the technique of choice is artificial insemination.. This is because it is more comfortable for the patient and more economical, since fertilization occurs in the woman rather than in the laboratory and less hormonal medication is needed.

In cases where there is some indication that it will not be possible to achieve gestation through artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) will be chosen. For example, if the woman has blocked fallopian tubes or low ovarian reserve, IVF is preferable.

 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).