- The couple must be married.
- For artificial insemination, only ova and sperm of the couple may be used.
- Donor sperm may be used only in certain cases.
- Only semen cells of one donor within one cycle can be used.
- A maximum of eight children can be produced from a single donor’s sperm.
- A child conceived through sperm donation, on turning 18, may request information of his/her biological father.
What is forbiddden:
- egg donation,
- embryo donation,
- the pre-implantation diagnosis, and
- the freezing of embryos.
Costs covered by health insurance companies
The intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination by direct injection of sperm into the uterus) will be reimbursed by health insurance. However, a maximum of three treatment cycles per pregnancy are remunerated.
Health insurance companies do not pay … How much does it cost?
In Switzerland, the in vitro fertilization is not covered by health insurance.
Costs for IVF / ICSI cycle range between 4,000 to 7,000 CHF.
Therefore one must reckon with the necessary hormone preparations. They range between 500 to 3000 CHF. But it can also be a lot more.
There are about 5,500 artificially inseminated women in Switzerland each year.
The artificial insemination is offered in 28 clinics in Switzerland.
The success rate is somewhere between 13% and 51% depending on age.