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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 one tube that doesn't work and the other one does, I've tried cholmod for six months and it hasn't worked, the doctor said I have no fertility issues but I still cant get pregnant. I'm 30 and I wanted to try AI or ivf I'm not sure and svared
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My husband and I want another child. Our only child is three and is fixing to start school. The problem is that I had a tubal ligation done and I only have one ovary left. Could I still get pregnant with artificial insemination?
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Posted by: SweetMel in Austin, TX.Posted: April 25th, 2015 10:04AM
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Hi where did you go to to the insemination? I'm in Austin. We tried IVF with Icsi and it didn't work.
Thanks!
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I am 30 years old and single. I really want a child and I want to make that happen before I get too old. I had an abortion about 2 years ago so I am pretty sure I have no fertility issues. But i have felt empty ever since then. I think about it everyday and feel it is the worse decision I have very mad and I hate myself for it. I am hoping to get suggestions about everything that needs to be done or the steps I need to take to make this happen. I've just started my research and really have no idea what any of my options are or any of the procedures. Please help.
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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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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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IUI WITH CLOMID AND INJECTS...
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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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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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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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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/
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