Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Using Husband or Donor Sperm
For Intrauterine Insemination, the sperm are first washed and placed into a sterile medium. The sperm are then concentrated in a small volume of medium and are injected directly into the uterus. Through the process of Intrauterine Insemination, sperm are placed high in the female reproductive tract to enhance the chance of successful fertilization.
Eggs are donated for patients who have lost their ovaries, have premature ovarian failure or advanced maternal age. These donors are screened for genetic, emotional and physical health abnormalities, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, smoking, drinking and recreational drug use. Physical characteristics are provided to help match various traits if desired.
If you are interested in becoming an egg donor and are between the ages of 21 and 30, and a non-smoker, please call or email our patient advocate to see if you qualify.
Women who may have the ability to produce eggs but are unable to use their uterus or don’t have a uterus, may consider a gestational surrogate carrier. A donated egg may also be used with gestational surrogate in the event a woman can’t produce her own eggs or her uterus is not intact or insufficient to carry a pregnancy. In either case, the husband’s sperm may be used. Using an egg donor unrelated to the surrogate carrier eliminates any biological tie.
If you are interested in becoming a surrogate carrier and are between the ages of 21 and 35, and a non-smoker, please call or email our patient advocate to see if you qualify.
Sperm Freezing and Storage
Sperm can be frozen and stored in the frozen state for an indefinite period of time. This frozen sperm can be thawed and used for future pregnancy attempts.
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