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Self Insemination: A Safe, Effective and Affordable Alternative for treating infertility because of Sexual Issues
June 16, 2023

Self-insemination can be a very safe and effective method to get pregnant, especially when your primary underlying problem is a sexual problem rather than a medical one affecting your fertility. This means that it's extremely effective for patients who are young, who have good ovarian reserve with a normal sperm count and open tubes, but who can't have sex either because of premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, or vaginismus. Now traditionally the only method for these patients was to go to a doctor and do an artificial insemination. But this was a clinical procedure, which most gynecologists would be happy to advise because it would be an additional source of income for them. But doing a self-insemination is much cheaper and much easier and you can do it in the privacy of your bedroom and the success rates are as good. And it's straightforward because all you need to do is to collect the semen and instead of putting it inside the vagina with the penis, you put it inside with a sterile Pasteur pipette. There is absolutely no risk and nothing you can do to mess it up, using our simple, specially designed self-insemination kit which consists of medical-grade products which are sterile and safe, and disposable ( single-use only). Each kit contains enough materials for doing 3 inseminations in one cycle and has instructions that are easy to follow. Please remember that human reproduction is not very efficient, and it takes time to get pregnant, even if you use the kit perfectly. Please have realistic expectations, and the success rate is about 50% over 3 cycles. Fertile couples also take time to make a baby in their bedroom!

You need to leave thesemen sample in the container for 10-20 min so it can liquefy,after which you can suck it up into the pipette and then inject this into the vagina
The sperm are safe in the container for1 hour, and will not die
They do not need to be processed or washed in culture medium because you are injecting them into the vagina, just like you do during normal sex. The only difference is that instead of using the penis to do so, you are using a pipette
Thevolume of the pipette is 3 ml. You need to transfer the entire volume of the ejaculate during the insemination, and if the volume is more than 3 ml, you can do this twice times in the same procedure.
Some semen will leak out after theinsemination, and this is normal, so please don't worry about it. Remember that leakage of semen after sex is normal is also normal.The vagina is a closed sheath, and the ejaculated semen has to come out of the vagina after it is ejaculated !It’s actually a good sign and means you have inserted this properly !
The chances of success are about 20% in one cycle . This depends on your wife's fertility. Do remember that it takes fertile couples time to make a baby in the bedroom as well so you do need to be patient.
You need to inseminate before ovulation - on the day of ovulation, and on the 1-4 days prior to this. You can do this daily or every alternate day
There is no point in doing an insemination after ovulation, because the cervical mucus dries up after this

Some patients are skeptical and ask me – If it’s so simple, then why don't more gynecologists suggest this method? The reality is that most gynecologists aren't even aware that this kit exists, and most gynecologists would rather earn money for themselves by charging you for doing artificial insemination rather than helping you to get pregnant on their own in their bedroom because this would be a loss of income for them!

We look forward to helping you to have a baby!

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.