Introduction of semen into a female's vagina or cervix by means other than sexual intercourse. First developed for animal breeding in the early 20th century in Russia, it is now also used to induce pregnancy in women whose partners cannot impregnate them. The partner's (or other donor's) semen is inserted with a syringe. Though reasonably successful, artificial insemination in humans raises moral issues that are not yet fully resolved. In livestock, deep-frozen semen from a male animal can be stored for long periods without losing its fertility, thus allowing a single bull to sire as many as 10,000 calves a year.
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Artificial insemination is when it is done by some means other than copulation.
A stable isotope dual-labelling approach to detect multiple insemination in un-irradiated and irradiated Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes.(Research)(Clinical report)
Apr 10, 2008; Authors: Michelle EH Helinski (corresponding author) [1,2]; Rebecca C Hood ; Bart GJ Knols BackgroundPolyandry,...
Short Communication: Genetic Evaluation of the Interval from First to Last Insemination with Survival Analysis and Linear Models
Dec 01, 2006; ABSTRACT Sire breeding values for the interval between the first and last insemination were predicted using 4 proportional...