Why does artificial insemination fail?

By Andrea Rodrigo BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 10/27/2016

Artificial insemination statistics can diminish for a number of reasons: the semen sample was not properly washed, the woman is too old, the dose of fertility medications was too low, etc.

When artificial insemination fails, the first thing that should be done is looking for the cause(s) behind it. If no apparent reason is found, experts recommend to go for a second cycle.

If a pregnancy is not achieved after the fourth attempt, other fertility treatments should be considered, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), either conventional IVF or with ICSI.

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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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