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Sperm Washing and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

What is sperm washing? Sperm washing is the process of separating the healthy, motile (swimming) sperm from the rest of the semen specimen. In addition to healthy sperm, a man’s semen specimen contains dead or nonmotile sperm, enzymes, proteins, and fluids which are not desirable for direct mixing with eggs or for intrauterine insemination. These … Continue reading Sperm Washing and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Sperm Survival

What is the sperm survival test? The sperm survival test was developed as a product of in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology as an advanced assay for male infertility problems. It is thought to measure how “fragile” a man’s sperm are in an extended culture environment. It is useful as a cost effective step in the … Continue reading Sperm Survival


What is it? SOURCE is Stimulated Ovulation with Uterine Recovery of Capacitated Enhanced sperm. The procedure was developed in the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF or test-tube baby) process as a treatment for women with normal fallopian tubes. SOURCE is a combination of stimulated ovulation using Gonadotropins (Pergonal/Humegon/Repronex(HMG) and/or FSH (Follistim or Gonal–F) and and intrauterine … Continue reading SOURCE


What is a sonohysterogram? This is a diagnostic screening study which combines transvaginal ultrasound with the infusion of a small amount of sterile saline solution into the uterus to visualize the endometrial cavity (inside of the uterus). The use of a fluid contrast enhances the ability of ultrasound to outline the anatomy of the uterus. … Continue reading Sonohysterogram

Progesterone Vaginal Suppositories (PVS)

What are they? Progesterone Vaginal Suppositories (PVS) are vaginal suppositories which contain the natural hormone progesterone. They are made special by the pharmacist to contain an exact amount of progesterone as prescribed by your doctor. The progesterone is absorbed slowly from the vagina to replace or add to normal progesterone levels in the blood. Progesterone … Continue reading Progesterone Vaginal Suppositories (PVS)