Artificial insemination, MOT and fertility treatments

What is the expected pregnancy rate using donor sperm?

The accumulative pregnancy rate should be about 10-40% after the first treatment, and about 15-60% after the second treatment cycle, etc. with a total of about 50-70% after six treatment cycles and about 60-80% after 12 treatment cycles. But the pregnancy rate differs from clinic to clinic and is influenced by the type of patients (especially age) and treatment methods. A Danish University clinic reported an average pregnancy rate of 22.3% for 1131 cycles (developing from 12.9% in 1990 to 34.6%).

Do you deliver to private clients?

Cryos International Denmark is a sperm bank regulated by Danish legislation and is by 1st July 2018 not allowed to distribute to other than approved tissue centers, fertility clinics, hospital departments and authorized healthcare professionals.  

What is motility (MOT)? 

MOT is short for motility and means the sperm's ability to move. A MOT20 means that there is a minimum of 20 million motile spermatozoa per ml in the sample after thawing according to the WHO-standard.

We operate with the following qualities:

  • Intra Cervical Insemination or unwashed sperm :
  • Intra Uterine Insemination or washed/purified sperm :

What is IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)?

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) is an insemination where the sperm is inseminated directly into the uterine cavity. This is done at a clinic or a hospital. Scientific studies have shown a three to four times higher pregnancy rate through IUI than through vaginal/cervical insemination (ICI).

However, before IUI can be carried out, the sperm must be prepared through swim-up or density gradient centrifugation in order to remove prostaglandins (from the prostate) and bacteria from the sperm. ICI straws must always be prepared. If this is not done, the patient may react negatively or get severe cramps.

Cryos offers IUI ready sperm that has been prepared and is ready to use for IUI treatment.

What is ICI (Vaginal/Cervical Insemination)?

Intra Cervical Insemination (ICI) is a vaginal insemination, where the sperm is inseminated into the entrance of the cervical channel.

ICI is performed with raw (unwashed) sperm with its content of seminal plasma, prostate secretion, etc. Raw sperm is not sterile and because of the contents of prostaglandin it must not be used for an intra uterine insemination (IUI).

The pregnancy rate for ICI varies from 20-25% for a young, healthy women’s first treatment to less than 5% for older women. If no pregnancy is achieved after 3-6 treatment cycles we recommend more advanced treatment such as IUI or IVF (In Vitro Fertilization).

If ICI unwashed sperm is not available of your favorite donor then IUI ready sperm can be used instead.

Read our blog post abut the difference between IUI and ICI donor sperm.