This method of treatment is applied to couples who have:
• mild form of male sterility;
• unexplained (idiopathic) infertility;
• ovulation problems;
• polycystic ovary syndrome;
• cervical factor.
The most important analysis that a woman should have before planning insemination is to examine the patency of the fallopian tubes. In addition to this analysis, it is necessary to perform an ultrasound examination of the uterus in order to exclude the existence of fibroids, polyps and other anomalies and structural obstacles, as well as regular cervical swabs (for chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureaplasma). It is also important to do a complete hormonal status.
The first ultrasound examination in order to prepare for insemination is scheduled around the 8th day of the cycle, and then the follicle measurements are repeated every two to three days. Timing in insemination is very important, because insemination is done either immediately before or immediately after ovulation.
Insemination is a simple intervention and lasts from 5 to 10 minutes and in most cases is completely painless.