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artificial insemination


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Instrumental introduction of semen into the vagina in order that a woman may conceive. Insemination is timed to coincide with the day on which the woman is expected to ovulate (see menstrual cycle). The semen specimen may be provided by the husband (AIHartificial insemination husband), for example in cases of erectile dysfunction, or by an anonymous donor (DIdonor insemination), usually in cases where the husband is sterile.

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