What Is the Cost of Artificial Insemination

The cost of artificial insemination depends on several factors, including the region where you live, the type of artificial insemination you're being given, special circumstances and complications and how many attempts you require.

The procedure for artificial insemination varies, but costs roughly between $300 and $500 per attempt. A typical success rate for artificial insemination is 10-20 percent, so it's not uncommon for five to 10 attempts to be required for fertilization success.

In addition to the artificial insemination itself, additional costs can increase the total bill to thousands of dollars

What's Included in the Cost of Artificial Insemination
Fertility clinics and specialists vary, however, many artificial insemination procedures include:

  • Investigation and diagnosis, including Ultrasound and blood tests for monitoring egg development, ovulation and other pre-artificial insemination procedures.
  • Testing and screening the sperm for sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Fertility drug therapy.
  • The artificial insemination procedure, either intracervical insemination or intrauterine artificial insemination.
  • Clinic or hospital stays and associated costs.

Variations and Options in the Cost of Artificial Insemination
Typically, the intracervical insemination procedure, in which sperm is injected into the cervix, is less expensive than a intrauterine artificial insemination procedure, in which sperm is injected into the uterus, at the time of ovulation.

Before insemination, you may be required to be tested for blocked fallopian tubes, which can cost several hundred dollars additional.

It's important to ask your fertility specialist about the total cost of artificial insemination, including any extras and all options.

Some artificial insemination procedures are not covered by health insurance policies.  Know your coverage and out-of-pocket expenses before beginning an artificial insemination procedure.

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