Artificial insemination versus in vitro fertilisation, what to do?
There are cases where the prior study rules out insemination, for example where both fallopian tubes are blocked, and therefore the decision is easy.
In other cases both techniques are feasible and then comes the question: What should I do?
At CEFER we help couples decide by considering several factors:
  • If this is the first attempt to get pregnant, we like the simplicity and economy of insemination, but if several attempts have already been made, we prefer the effectiveness of In vitro.
  • If you are 38 or older it is advisable to consider in vitro as time is an important factor and can go against you. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is two and even three times more effective than insemination.
  • In cases where there is a specific concern to avoid multiple pregnancies it is important to know that with the in vitro method this risk is controlled much better as the embryos are stored outside the mother's body and we can decide how may to transfer to the mother's womb.
So insemination is easier and more convenient and may require more attempts as it is less effective. It is a good option if the prior study shows good results, if the mother is very young and wants to try her first attempts more easily.

The in vitro method is a slightly more complicated option as the mother's eggs have to be extracted, which gives us greater control over the risk of multiple pregnancy and offers a greater rate of success (2 or 3 times more than insemination) which must be taken into account, especially when approaching a certain age.

Choosing between one treatment option and the other is always done under the guidance of professionals who will always recommend the best option in each case.

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