Artificial insemination is one of the most effective ways of conceiving that helps a number of couples with infertility, hormonal or thyroid problems to conceive and attain parenthood.
There are many couples who face infertility problems or low sperm count. Artificial insemination helps in overcoming these problems by inserting the sperm in a woman’s uterus or cervix artificially.
There are a number of benefits of opting for artificial insemination such as it boosts chances of conceiving, you can know or hide the identity of the sperm donor, it is not very expensive and also the success rate is very high. However, it also has few risks like multiple births, bleeding into the ovary and miscarriage of the implanted embryo.
Benefits of Artificial Insemination
Artificial insemination enhances the chances of parenthood for a number of couples who are suffering from infertility and various other reasons that causes problems in conceiving.
In addition, it also helps single women who have the desire to have babies as they can get the sperm donated even if they want to remain single for their whole life, they can still become mothers. Artificial insemination also helps gays and lesbians to have a family of their own with kids without adopting.
It is a cost effective method of conceiving. It is one of the most affordable ways of boosting your chances of pregnancy when compared to several other procedures. In many cases, the cost of artificial insemination is completely or partly covered by the insurance companies.
Choice of Anonymity
A woman can choose to keep the name and identity of the sperm donor as anonymous. However, interested women may get to know some of the basic information about the donor before purchasing the sperm, in terms of their looks, weight, and hair or eye color and may be religion as well. If they do not like the description, they may refuse to buy the sperm from that sperm donor and could check about the other donors.
Risks of Artificial Insemination
A lot of women complain of vaginal discharge after the artificial insemination procedure comes to a completion. It may also bring along minor or severe cramping and pain in the lower abdomen for a short period of time.
Vaginal bleeding is yet another side effect of artificial insemination and women could face a lot of pain in her vagina due to prolonged bleeding.
Genetically Transmitted Disease
Artificial insemination may lead to genetically transmitted diseases if the semen is not thoroughly screened before placing it in the uterus or cervix of a woman.
It may also lead to multiple births, which is a very common occurrence due to the usage of drugs for enhancing fertility.
It is considered to be one of the most important risks of artificial insemination as many couples may not be interested in taking the responsibility of more than one child due to various financial or other reasons.
Uterus Puncture during Retrieval of the Egg
The uterus puncture may also happen while retrieving the eggs. This is a risk in women who are overweight and contains a lot of fatty tissues that needs to be navigated before reaching the ovary.
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