Q&A: How much is it to have the artificial insemination procedure done?

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How much is it to have the artificial insemination procedure done?

- Amanda


Mark Perloe, MD -

First step would be to identify the source for the sperm. Is this your partner or will you be using sperm from a sperm bank? After initial testing to determine your general health, if you are ovulating and if your tubes are open, your physician will determine if ovulation medication would enhance the possibility of success. That may require either pills, injections or a combination of both. Either ultrasound monitoring or a urine LH test will be utilized to predict when you will ovulate. You will be instructed when to be at the office for preparation of the semen sample. The insemination procedure is like a pap smear. A small catheter is inserted through the cervix into the uterus and the sperm are placed into the uterine cavity. You may be asked to remain on the examination table for ten to fifteen minutes then will go about your normal activities. About fourteen days later, a pregnancy test can let you know if the procedure was successful. Be aware that it may take a few treatment cycles to determine if this method will work for you or if an alternative therapy should be considered.

--Mark Perloe, MD
Atlanta, GA


Wendy J Schillings, MD, FACOG -

Believe it or not, this is a difficult question to answer.  We typically provide artificial insemination cycles which are associated to 2 different medication types: Clomid and FSH.  For us a Clomid cycle is approximately $1600 (self pay rate) and an FSH cycle is approximately $3200 (self pay rate.)
The reason this is a difficult question to answer is that every practice has different services included and not included in their cycle charge.  We do not provide medications, so they would be a separate cost for the patient.  However, our cycle cost includes all bloodwork, ultrasounds and (2) inseminations from the 3rd day of your menses until your first pregnancy test. 
In addition, we do have some lower cost programs for patients without insurance coverage or have utilized their entire life time infertility maximum.   That type of answer, we would not be able to provide until one would become our patient. 
I hope that answered your question.

--Wendy J Schillings, MD, FACOG
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