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How Much Does Artificial Insemination Cost?

 
low costWith Insurance Coverage: Coinsurance and Copaymentsaverage costWithout Insurance: $300-$500 per attempt
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In artificial insemination, the sperm of either the patient's partner or a donor is injected into the cervix (in which case the procedure is called intracervical insemination, or ICI) or the uterus (in which case it is called intrauterine insemination or IUI) at the time of ovulation.

Because it is less expensive than in vitro fertilization (IVF), it often is tried first, unless the female has blocked fallopian tubes that do not allow an egg to pass normally, in which case IVF could be required.

Typical costs:

  • Artificial insemination typically costs between $300 and $500 per attempt. The typical success rate is 10 to 20 percent, so five to ten attempts could be required. However, success can vary widely by individual, age and cause of infertility; some patients never achieve a pregnancy through artificial insemination.
  • Examples include Pacific Fertility Center[1] in San Francisco, California, which charges $350 and the University of California-San Francisco Center for Reproductive Health[2] , which charges $398.
  • Although it is common for insurers to have exclusions for fertility treatments, some insurance plans cover artificial insemination. Some states mandate insurance coverage of infertility treatment, with some restrictions. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine[3] lists states that require coverage. In most states that mandate coverage, the law applies to group insurance plans of companies with 25 or more employees; individual plans are less likely to cover infertility treatments. On FertileThoughts.com[4] , patients share their experiences with various health insurance companies and plans.
  • FertilityLifeLines.com[5] , run by an affiliate of Merck Serono, offers advice on navigating insurance benefits and a toll-free phone number 1-866-LETS-TRY, that offers help figuring out what your plan covers. The American fertility Association[6] has a list of questions to ask your insurer.
  • For patients covered by insurance, it is common to pay out-of-pocket costs of copays from $10 to $30 for each visit. Some plans only cover a percentage of the cost of treatment -- usually 50 to 80 percent.
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What should be included:
  • The clinic will strictly control the timing of artificial insemination -- either by instructing the patient to use an at-home ovulation test kit or by using fertility drugs that induce ovulation.
  • The artificial insemination procedure typically includes collecting the sperm from the patient's partner, washing the sperm, and injecting the sperm into the uterus using a thin, flexible catheter.
Additional costs:
  • Before performing artificial insemination, some clinics require testing that shows that the patient's fallopian tubes are not blocked. This can cost several hundred dollars.
  • Before insemination, the male partner or donor sperm need to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV.
  • Sperm washing, which is always necessary for IUI, can cost about $100. IUI is the more commonly used type of artificial insemination, because it has a higher success rate than placing sperm in the cervix.
  • Ultrasounds, which are almost always used to monitor progress, cost up to $300 each.
  • If fertility drugs are used, they can cost less than $100, or up to several thousand dollars, depending on the medication and the dosage.
Shopping for artificial insemination:
  • The doctor you choose should be a reproductive endocrinologist, meaning they are board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists[7] and have had at least two to three years additional training in reproductive endocrinology.
  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine offers a doctor locator.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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I have been with my boyfriend for 7 years and not taking birth control all my periods are normal we just can get prengnet please someone. Help me where to star we Really whant a baby so bad that's just what we need to be the most happy couple in the world please help some one
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Posted by: LaCrisha J in Palestine, TX.Posted: September 17th, 2014 07:09PM
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I had a tubal ligation and was told it was permanent and I was wondering how much it would cost to be artificially in. And what form of action would be taken
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Posted by: please help me in Houston, TX.Posted: February 4th, 2014 05:02PM
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Me and my boyfriend are trying to conceive for 4 years we had went tru alot exams at the end they told me I have low hormones level I was wondering if with AI I could get pregnant?
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I am a 25 year old lesbian and me and my wife want to have a baby it would be my frist baby
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Posted by: a user in Anchorage, AK.Posted: October 3rd, 2013 04:10PM
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$1100 for 1 medicated cycle of IUI. $20 for Clomid, I can't recall how much the HCG trigger shot was, the ultrasound to monitor my ovaries midcycle cost $500, the sperm washing cost $200 and the actual IUI cost $245. I did a second cycle which required an additional ultrasound and cost around $1500 total.
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Posted by: a user in Tampa, FL.Posted: July 10th, 2013 06:07PM
I have 2 kids n have a tubal ligation done in 2009 I was told by the doctor that it is permanent. I would love to have another one but want more information on how can I do it n how much Will it cost. Thank you
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I am 35 and i have a 6 year old. started late n my boyfriend doesnt want one He is 26 I do. So why wait for him when I am already the bread winner.
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I am a female who has 3 children. I now hv a partner who is a female. Shes never had kids. We want to hv a baby together and hv been looking into AI. We want to know how much it would be for her egg to get AI and I carry the baby? So pretty much i would be the seragant mother.What are the procedures? She refuses to carry the baby cause she's the boy in the relationship.
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I am going to be 29 tomorrow and I am going thru my 2nd divorce. My boyfriend now is my first and I have always been in love with him. I never thought we would be together and in this past marriage I was talked into a tubalization. I have 2 children but unfortunately don't have custody of either one. My bf doesn't have any children and we want one together. Can I do artificial insemination with my bf's sperm with my tubes tied? Anyone that could help me with info..it would be greatly appreciated.
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Me and my girlfriend are planning to both do AI hopefully sometime this year, but I don't know where to start with the process (what are our options).We want to be able to pick the semen donor. Any information is appreciated.
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I want to have another baby but my tube are tied can I do artificial insemination
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My wife and I in our first year Of marriage got pregnant she was 4,1/2 months and miscarried we have been torn to our souls we have tried to conceive for almost a 1,1/2 now and nothing I'm 22 and my wife 20 we be researching options and wondered about A.I we are open to anything please enlighten us
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I am HIV positive and my life partner and I want children...she doesn't want to give birth but I have been pregnant before I contracted my condition I am aware of the risks but I am in desperate need to have kids before I am 30...I live in NY and the prices are extremely expensive therefore I would love if someone could give me some good advice or options...thanks in advance!!!
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hello. I have been with my husband for about 6yrs now. We have been thinking about having a child. Although I have not been on any birth control for the past years, I havent been able to get pregnant... I have gone to doctors and they say all is well but then agin i dont have my periods regulary at all. I really want to have a child so if anyone could please direct me in the way i need to go i would trully appreciate it.
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Posted by: Lynae in Crofton, MD.Posted: July 21st, 2012 10:07AM
I am single 36 years old, and want another child. I have a 16 year old and I am a recent widow. I was thinking about Artificial Insemination. I see from some of the post Aetna health insurance may have covered this procedure. Is this true? Thank you for everyone's help in advance
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Posted by: mannaa92 in north tonawanda, NY.Posted: May 26th, 2012 09:05PM
I right now am considering getting insemination, not because of health issues or anything of that matter, more of knowing myself and what I want in life right now, Id like to talk to people who are going through this process as well. I am 20 years old and Im ready, I feel as though even If I have my child now out of wedlock or by myself as a single mother the right guy could come along and eventually be the father of my child, and if not then Me being a single mother was my first choice to begin with, I need some one I can love and give my all too, and I want that right now... Opinions and comments, email me, or text 716 524 0212
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Posted by: KatC in Anaheim, CA.Posted: May 26th, 2012 08:05PM
I am in my late 30's and reall want to have a baby. I have been looking into AI...which would be the better option for me if I don't have fertility issues? Also, what is the best and most affordable way to find a doctor that specializes inn AI in my area? I'm not sure where to start? I would be doing this with donor sperm.
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Posted by: Sarahjones in Raleigh, NC.Posted: August 29th, 2011 12:08PM
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ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION  SHEET(IUI)PROCEDURE:            Office Visit      Insemination      Sperm Wash        Due Day of Insemination 
MONITORING:        Office Visit         Ultrasound         Estradiol     Due @ Each Monitoring Visit  (expect 2-4 visits)Initial Consult    
Nurse Education​
HSG​
Progesterone​
Semen Analysis​
Sperm DNA Analysis
HCG​
Medications​
OB scans​
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Posted by: Tanesha in San Francisco, CA.Posted: June 29th, 2011 10:06AM
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I am turning 30 tomorrow and I seriously looking in to artificially inseminated by my 32nd birthday. I have read alot of different things, and honestly, it's a lot to take in and consider. Regardless, I'm really excited about doing this, and I am praying that I am successful at it.
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Posted by: S.Jackson in Columbus, OH.Posted: May 19th, 2011 04:05PM
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Im looking forward to having a baby but kind of scared at not succeeding. Trying to get as much information possible.
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Posted by: Lette in Harlingen, TX.Posted: April 8th, 2011 04:04PM
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Yes I had IUI w/ Husbands sperm and YES we had a baby girl. First time with sucess......
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Posted by: H.Baker in High Point, NC.Posted: March 10th, 2011 06:03PM
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Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: Piedmont Infertility
I am single over 40 and really wanted a child. I looked into adoption and Artificial Insemination, and decided on A.I. In April 2009 went for it, January 2010 had a healthy baby girl.
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Posted by: Arial C Morales in medford, OR.Posted: November 9th, 2010 04:11PM
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i want to do this because i lost my first babe at 12 weeks and i want to be a mother but so scared to do it bymyself and will it really work?
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It worked!!!
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Posted by: Lolipop in Austin, TX.Posted: September 29th, 2010 09:09PM
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My husband and I decided to try artificial insemination after he became sterile from an accident in the military. I am happy to say that IT WORKED!!!! I am currently expecting twins this december!!!
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Posted by: chrisgibbs01 in jacksonville, FL.Posted: August 29th, 2010 06:08AM
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we had 4 eggs get fertilized and made it to blast stage ,they would only do 2 cause of health risk to my wife.they did not take.that was 16000 dollars there and they cut us a break on the second attempt and done the last 2 for 1400 plus meds.that one took the numbers were good but she lost it 3 1/2 weeks into it we found out at the first sonogram.it broke my heart.it also broke her heart and she does not want to do it again.we spent all are money on that one.and will be paying on it for the next 3 years.
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i had the transplant in 2009 in Dec.but 10 days after it lost it without any reason.
i would really to do it again,but im unsure...
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External Resources:
  1.  www.pacificfertilitycenter.com/blog?
  2.  coe.ucsf.edu/ivf/intrauterine_insemination.html
  3.  www.asrm.org/detail.aspx?id=2850
  4.  www.fertilethoughts.com/forums/insurance-advocacy/
  5.  www.fertilitylifelines.com/?q=fertility-support/saving-fertility-treatment/does-insuran...
  6.  www.theafa.org/conceive/amicovered.html/
  7.  www.acog.org/About_ACOG/Find_an_Ob-Gyn
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