Donor insemination is the injection of sperm from a man other than the patient’s partner in order to achieve pregnancy. It has been in use longer than any other artificial reproductive technique for treatment for male infertility. Donor sperm is only provided after matching background and physical characteristics.
Indications for Donor Insemination
The procedure can be considered in:
Male factor infertility
Couples in whom one or both partners are carriers of a heritable disease
Couples who are serodiscordant for sexually transmitted viral infections
Failed ART procedures
Absence of a male partner
Intracervical insemination (ICI): semen is placed inside the cervical opening and covers the cervix
Intrauterine insemination (IUI): semen is inserted through the cervix and placed directly into the uterine cavity.