One of the most popular and effective procedures available to partners experiencing difficulties with conception is artificial insemination. This procedure is used throughout the world, particularly where cases of mild male infertility, endometriosis (a disorder of the uterus), or other less serious infertility issues. Artificial insemination has proven to be highly successful across a broad range of patients, is non-invasive, and is one of the most cost-effective procedures available, making it an obvious choice for many hopeful mothers.
Artificial insemination is most commonly performed using the partner’s sperm (assuming it is healthy), and can be performed with minimal discomfort in any doctor’s examination room, usually in the late morning once the provided sperm sample has been improved. The procedure is conducted using a very small flexible plastic tube that is inserted into the uterine cavity, and feels very similar to a pap smear (if it is felt at all). The woman’s ovulation cycle is monitored to determine the optimal time for insemination as well as developments thereafter.
Artificial insemination can also be performed using a donor sperm sample, often from a sperm bank. This is most often required in the case of men who suffer from more serious infertility issues of their own (although there are many treatments that can help those with all but the most serious cases to have their own biological child), or in the case of single women or same-sex couples who wish to have a child. The insemination procedure is conducted in much the same manner as above, and can be completed in just a few hours.
Many Cape Town fertility clinics offer artificial insemination services of high quality, utilising the very best equipment and conducting procedures in a comfortable and professional manner at all times. In the case of sperm donors, South African law requires that they remain anonymous to the recipient, although important details such as age, race, and medical history are routinely provided. Medical Tourism SA is proud to be able to assist in organising and facilitating artificial insemination procedures for hopeful mothers from all over the world.
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