Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) —

a type of artificial insemination — is a procedure for treating infertility.

Sperm that have been washed and concentrated are placed directly in your uterus around the time your ovary releases one or more eggs to be fertilized.

The hoped-for outcome of intrauterine insemination is for the sperm to swim into the fallopian tube and fertilize a waiting egg, resulting in pregnancy. Depending on the reasons for infertility, IUI can be coordinated with your normal cycle or with fertility medications.

Intrauterine insemination is used most often in couples who have:

  • Donor sperm
  • Unexplained infertility.
  • Endometriosis-related infertility.
  • Mild male factor infertility (subfertility).
  • Cervical factor infertility..
  • Ovulatory factor infertility.
  • Semen allergy.