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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 2, 2022.

Artificial insemination is a procedure used to treat infertility. Healthcare providers put sperm into your vagina near the cervix or directly into the uterus. The cervix is the bottom part of your uterus. Sperm may come from your partner or a sperm bank, or be donated by someone else.


Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need a blood or urine test or a vaginal ultrasound to find out if you are pregnant. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

If you become pregnant:

Ask for more information about how to have a healthy pregnancy.

For support and more information:

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    1209 Montgomery Highway
    Birmingham , AL 35216-2809
    Phone: 1- 205 - 978-5000
    Web Address:
  • RESOLVE The National Infertility Association
    1760 Old Meadow Rd, Ste 500
    McLean , VA 22102
    Phone: 1- 703 - 556-7172
    Web Address:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You cannot make it to an appointment.
  • You are gaining weight but do not know why.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have discharge coming out of your vagina that has a bad smell.
  • You feel sick to your stomach or you are throwing up.
  • You have pain in your abdomen that does not go away.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • You have bleeding from your vagina that is not your monthly period.
  • You have sudden and severe pain in your abdomen.
  • You begin to urinate less than usual or not at all.

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