In Assisted Reproduction, there are different types of treatments according to the needs of each patient. These are divided into low and high complexity, the best known nowadays are artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, respectively.
Although both terms are often confused, each technique's procedure is quite different. This article will explain the variations between these treatments and for whom they are recommended.
Artificial Insemination (AI) is a low-complexity treatment that consists of placing a semen sample in the uterus through a catheter. This sample can be from the couple or a donor, thus offering the possibility of having a baby to single women, heterosexual couples, and same-sex couples.
AI is a simpler technique than In Vitro Fertilization and, therefore, it is the first treatment indicated on many occasions. This technique is carried out as follows:
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a highly complex Assisted Reproduction treatment due to the series of procedures used to improve fertility, obtaining the union of the egg and sperm in a specialized laboratory.
IVF requires constant follow-up and monitoring by an expert in Assisted Reproduction, to avoid risks and complications throughout the process, which consists of 5 steps to be carried out:
Artificial insemination is recommended when infertility problems in a couple or single woman are minimal, however, to increase the effectiveness of the treatment, the following must also be met:
On the other hand, In Vitro Fertilization is recommended for women or couples who have previously tried low-complexity treatments, have a severe infertility diagnosis, and have the following characteristics:
Remember that the choice of an Assisted Reproduction treatment will depend on the diagnosis that your specialist gives you and with which you will achieve your dream of becoming a mother. There is no one better than another, it is the one that best suits your needs.
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