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Artificial insemination (image 9 of 9). Woman having a blood test to find out if she is pregnant after artificial insemination. This is used when a couple cannot conceive naturally. When this process is used by a couple, it is known as AIH (artificial insemination by husband's, or life partner's, semen). The semen is injected into the woman's cervix two or three times during the most fertile period of her menstrual cycle. There is around a 65% chance of fertilisation over six months of treatment. Photographed at a clinic in Milan, Italy. For a sequence showing stages in the process, see images M802/154-162.
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