What are the potential complications of artificial insemination?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 01/10/2019

As explained above, AI is a simple procedure, and therefore the likelihood of problems to occur is low. However, it involves a previous process of ovarian stimulation that can lead to negative effects such as multiple births, with a greater number of risks than a singleton pregnancy, or the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) due to an exaggerated response to fertility drugs.

Some women develop allergy or infections as well.

In any case, AI is a safe technique that is done under supervision to reduce the chance of complications to the minimum.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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