How much does an Assisted Reproductive Techniques Facility?
Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART) are techniques used to help patients with fertility problems get pregnant. ART has made significant progress since the first in vitro treatment (IVF).
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure that is performed without the need for hospitalization. The procedure consists of placing the sperm collected from the partner directly in the uterus, allowing more sperm to reach the ovule because they are no longer lost in the cervix.
The procedure is not painful, compared to a Babes-Pap test, as discomfort and duration. The doctor will use a flexible, very thin catheter that will facilitate the passage of sperm.
Intrauterine insemination is recommended in situations of unexplained infertility, in cases of male infertility (low sperm count), when there are difficulties in sexual intercourse or if there is a problem of cervical mucus.
Intrauterine insemination has indications in the following situations:
- Inexplicable infertility, when a medical cause cannot be established
- A cervix that underwent operations, amputations
- History of cervical rupture
- Low sperm count (oligospermia)
- Abnormal forms of sperm (teratozoospermia)
- Reduced sperm motility (asthenospermia)
- Varicocele operated
- HIV infection
This procedure can be repeated several times, depending on the anatomical and biological characteristics of each couple.
Treatment options with intrauterine insemination are:
- Intrauterine insemination during the natural cycle (a cycle obtained without ovarian stimulation, which consists of observing the moment of ovulation and scheduling the insemination at that moment)
- Intrauterine insemination during a drug-derived cycle (used in situations where the partner does not ovulate regularly, in unexplained infertility problems) consists of the administration of oral drugs for ovarian stimulation.
- Intrauterine insemination during a cycle obtained by injection of gonadotropins consists of the self-administration according to medical recommendations of injectable drugs of ovarian stimulation. An ultrasound investigation should precede the administration to rule out any suspicion of the possible presence of ovarian cysts. An ultrasound is also needed to monitor the ovarian response after the first doses of the drug (usually on the 7th day of the cycle). Once the ovarian follicle has matured (it is about 16-18 mm in diameter), it will be necessary to administer an injection of HCG to induce ovulation, usually occurring approximately 40 hours after HCG administration.
In vitro fertilization procedure
The in vitro fertilization procedure consists of several stages that take place over several weeks:
- Discussion of the case and preparation of the best recommendations regarding the treatment options, decision-making informed by the couple
- Ovarian stimulation to produce ovarian follicles (each follicle contains an ovule)
- Obtaining ovules
- Fertilization (combining ovules with sperm from the partner)
- Embryo transfer (placement of 2-3 fertilized ovules in the partner's uterus)
- Pre-implantation genetic test.
How much costs ART?
At the Hinsdale Center for Reproduction, a classic in vitro fertilization is 3700 dollars, while artificial insemination varies between 950 and 1300 dollars (depending on how many procedures it involves). The clinic also offers thawed embryo transfer for $490 and embryonic cryopreservation. In vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection costs 2050 dollars. It is possible to borrow medical loans to pay for these procedures if you are interested.
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