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					artificial insemination – using male
partner’s sperm (aih)
Artificial insemination involves the insertion of the male partner’s
semen into the female partner’s cervix in order to improve the
chances of pregnancy.

Indications for AIH include:

1. Mechanical difficulties with intercourse, eg failure to achieve
   an erection, structural problems of the penis following
   trauma, etc. The semen analysis needs to be normal.

2. Contact allergy to semen (very rarely);

3. Using stored frozen semen if male partner is absent for long
   periods of time. It is not the method of choice where there is
   any problem with the semen analysis.

The female partner’s menstrual cycles are tracked to ensure
insemination is performed on the day of ovulation. This is done
by detecting the LH surge in blood or urine. Drug stimulation is
not used unless the woman does not have regular menstrual
cycles (anovulatory).




For further information: Toll Free: 1800 628 533 Website: www.monashivf.com Email: info@monashivf.edu.au   November 2006

				
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