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Title: Artificial insemination history: hurdles and milestones
Authors: Ombelet, W.
Van Robays, J.
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Facts, views & vision in ObGyn, 7 (2), p. 137-143
Abstract: Artificial insemination with homologous (AIH) or donor semen (AID) is nowadays a very popular treatment procedure used for many subfertile women worldwide. The rationale behind artificial insemination is to increase gamete density at the site of fertilisation. The sequence of events leading to today's common use of artificial insemination traces back to scientific studies and experimentation many centuries ago. Modern techniques used in human artificial insemination programmes are mostly adapted from the work on cattle by dairy farmers wishing to improve milk production by using artificial insemination with sperm of selected bulls with well chosen genetic traits. The main reason for the renewed interest in artificial insemination in human was associated with the refinement of techniques for the preparation of washed motile spermatozoa in the early years of IVF. The history of artificial insemination is reviewed with particular interest to the most important hurdles and milestones.
Notes: [Ombelet, W.] ZiekenhuisOost Limburg, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Genk Inst Fertil Technol, B-3600 Genk, Belgium. [Ombelet, W.] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium. [Van Robays, J.] ZOL, Dept Pathol, B-3600 Genk, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21829
ISI #: 000362496000008
ISSN: 2032-0418
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: vabb, 2018
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