Donor insemination (DI) - chance of success

Female fertility diminishes with age, so if you are using your own eggs, on average, the younger you are, the higher your chances of success.

Some women receive fertility drugs to boost egg production before the sperm is transferred. We now present the stimulated and unstimulated cycles seperately.

In 2010 (the year for which the most recent data is available) women receiving unstimulated donor insemination (DI) - including intrauterine insemination (IUI) and GIFT - the percentage of cycles started that resulted in a live birth was:

  • 14.6% for women aged under 35
  • 11.4% for women aged 35-37
  • 9.4% for women agend 38-39 
  • 4.7% for women aged 40 and over

In 2010 (the year for which the most recent data is available) women receiving stimulated donor insemination (DI) - including intrauterine insemination (IUI) and GIFT - the percentage of cycles started that resulted in a live birth was:

  • 20.7% for women aged under 35
  • 17.1% for women aged 35-37
  • 11.9% for women agend 38-39
  • 5.3% for women aged 40 and over

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Page last updated: 14 April 2009

Understanding success rates

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