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Artificial Insemination (IUI)

Artificial Insemination (IUI) is a simple and painless Assisted Reproduction Technique that consists of introducing a semen sample into the patient’s uterus when she is ovulating. The expert in fertility inserts an ultrasound-guided cannula through the vagina to deposit the sample. With an IUI, there is no need of an egg retrieval or of a fertilisation in the lab.

The sperm sample can be from the patient’s partner or from an anonymous donor. To increase the chances of achieving pregnancy, we select the sperm with the best prognosis. Then, we perform a mild ovarian stimulation controlled by ultrasound to help us know when is the best moment to perform the insemination.

With the Artificial Insemination, the fertilisation occurs naturally in the woman’s body.

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Artificial Insemination with a Sperm Donor (AID)

In Spain, Assisted Reproduction Treatments for single women has been authorised by law for many years and this gives us a large experience with this treatment.

An important aspect of this treatment is the anonymity of the donors. The law guarantees the secrecy of the identity of men who decide to donate their gametes so that our patients can have their baby.

This fertility technique only slightly increases the chances of fertilisation compared with sexual intercourse, so it is not indicated for all patients. Your fertility specialist will be the one who’ll advise you, based on a personal assessment and a full diagnosis, and help you choose the treatment that best suites your case.

Types of artificial insemination

With the partner’s semen or Conjugal Artificial Insemination (CAI)

Donor Artificial Insemination (DAI)

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Who is Artificial Insemination indicated for?

This technique is recommended for:

  • Young patients, recommended before 38 years of age.
  • Normal ovarian reserve.
  • Permeable fallopian tubes, that is, not obstructed.
  • Good quality of the partner’s semen.
  • Single mothers by choice.

How is the process of an Artificial Insemination?

The following is a step-by-step description of an artificial insemination treatment:

First visit to assess your case and design the best therapeutic plan.

Treatment is tailored to your availability to avoid any unnecessary stress.

Natural or stimulated cycle

Artificial insemination is performed following your natural cycle or through a small hormonal stimulation to help follicular development. This treatment is very simple and consists of subcutaneous injections, which you can easily self-administer at home for a period of approximately 10-14 days. Throughout the stimulation, the growth and development of the follicles is monitored by ultrasound to identify the ideal time to perform the insemination.

Ovulation induction

When the dominant follicle has reached an adequate size, we provoke ovulation by a final injection of hCG hormone.


The day of insemination coincides with the woman’s ovulation, to facilitate the encounter between egg and sperm. On this day, we prepare the semen sample (from the couple or from a donor, depending on each case) and we insert it into the uterus through the vagina by means of a cannula containing said sample. The procedure is very simple and does not require anesthesia or painkillers. For patients who do not live in Spain, a stay in our country of no more than 2 – 3 days is required.

Pregnancy test

After the insemination, you can resume a normal life, without having to rest. You will know the result of the treatment after about two weeks of waiting. At this time, you can take a pregnancy test.

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Artificial Insemination in Spain

Spain is an international reference when it comes to fertility treatments, and the law on assisted reproduction offers a number of advantages: there is no waiting list for artificial insemination (IUI), the treatment is open to single women and couples, and sperm donors remain anonymous. It’s also important to note that ART treatments in Spain are much affordable than in countries like the UK, the US or Canada.

Techniques & Tehnologies used with Artificial Insemination

The latest scientific advances along with cutting-edge technologies and a team of top-notch professionals provide the security you need as a patient to get pregnant and to give life to your baby.

Preimplantational Genetic Test (PGT-A)

Preimplantational Genetic Test (PGT-A)

genetic compatibility

Genetic Compatibility Test (GCT)

ERA test

Endometrial Receptivity Test (ERA)

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Embryo development with Time-Lapse Technology