Artificial insemination, Release Authorization, MOT and fertility treatments

What is the expected pregnancy rate using donor sperm?

The accumulative pregnancy rate should be about 10-40% after the first treatment, and about 15-60% after the second treatment cycle, etc. with a total of about 50-70% after six treatment cycles and about 60-80% after 12 treatment cycles. But the pregnancy rate differs from clinic to clinic and is influenced by the type of patients (especially age) and treatment methods. A Danish University clinic reported an average pregnancy rate of 22.3% for 1131 cycles (developing from 12.9% in 1990 to 34.6%).

Do you deliver to private customers?

Yes, we deliver to private customers.

There are many issues which must be considered, e.g. medical examination, diagnosis, scanning, timing, and hormonal stimulation or other types of medication. We recommend that you are always under the care of a physician or other health professional.

If you are treated by a doctor or other healthcare professionals your chances of getting pregnant is three to four times higher per cycle than by home insemination, as a doctor or healthcare professional can offer you IUI or IVF treatment.

If you do not want, or do not have access to treatment by a doctor or healthcare professional you can read more about home insemination here.

What is a Release Authorization?

Clients from the state of New York having the sperm shipped directly to their home, are required to have a doctor complete a Release Authorization.

This form is the doctor's approval for donor sperm to be used for artificial insemination either at their office or the client's home.

Specimens cannot be picked up in our office or shipped to a home in NY without a signed Release Authorization from your doctor. Clients from all other states do not require a Release Authorization.

How to carry out home insemination?

The instruction manual for home insemination is included in all shipments of donor sperm to private customers. You can also download it in English or Spanish.

What is MOT (motlity)?

MOT is short for motility and means the sperms ability to move or swim. A MOT20 means that there is a minimum of 20 million motile spermatozoa per ml in the sample after thawing according to the WHO-standard.

We operate with following qualities:

  • Intra Cervical Insemination or unwashed sperm 

  • Intra Uterine Insemination or washed/purified sperm 

What is IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)?

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) is an insemination where the sperm is inseminated directly into the uterine cavity. This is done at a clinic. Scientific studies have shown a three to four times higher pregnancy rate through IUI than through vaginal/cervical insemination (ICI).

However, before IUI can be carried out, the sperm must be prepared through swim-up or density gradient centrifugation in order to remove prostaglandins (from the prostate) and bacteria from the sperm. ICI straws must always be prepared. If this is not done, the patient may react negatively or get severe cramps.

Cryos offers IUI ready sperm that has been prepared and is ready to use for IUI treatment.

What is ICI (Vaginal/Cervical Insemination)?

Intra Cervical Insemination (ICI) is a vaginal insemination, where the sperm is inseminated into the entrance of the cervical channel.

ICI is performed with raw (unwashed) sperm with its content of seminal plasma, prostate secretion, etc. Raw sperm is not sterile and because of the contents of prostaglandin it must not be used for an intra uterine insemination (IUI).

The pregnancy rate for ICI varies from 20-25% for a young, healthy women’s first treatment to less than 5% for older women. If no pregnancy is achieved after 3-6 treatment cycles we recommend more advanced treatment such as IUI or IVF (In Vitro Fertilization).

If ICI unwashed sperm is not available of your favorite donor then IUI ready sperm can be used instead.