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Trying to concieve using self insemination method using dry glass receptacle, syringe. Safe?

Is self- insemination safe? My husband and I are trying to get pregnant and have read a fair amount (albeit online) about self insemination. We would use a sterilized, dry glass receptacle and a 10 ml plastic syringe . He is not able to consistently ejaculate during intercourse, hence the desire to try this method before pursuing a more clinical (and expensive) route.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Self insemination is a simple technique safe when practised with certain precautions. It has a success rate of 10% over a period of 6 months. As you are using a glass receptacle and a disposable syringe, it is safe. Also, use sterile gloves during the procedure. Freshly ejaculated semen should be collected and when it dries down after 30 minutes, the procedure is performed. It would be better if your husband can perform this, as this would be easier. You have to lie for sometime, say 10 minutes, on your back after the procedure. You can contact your doctor for further clarifications and further treatment if you do not conceive in 6 months. Good luck.
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