Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is often the first type of fertility treatment attempted by couples. It’s much less “hi-tech” than other methods of Assisted Conception.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) also known as Artificial Insemination is the process by which washed sperm sample is deposited in a woman’s uterus through artificial means, at around the time of ovulation, with the aim of getting the sperms nearer to the egg.

IUI can help couples where the male partner has a low sperm count or poor motility (the ability of the sperm to move), as long as there are sufficient levels of healthy, motile sperm to make the treatment worthwhile.

As sperm is placed directly inside the female’s uterus. IUI can also help couples who are unable to have intercourse because of disability, injury, or difficulties, e.g. premature ejaculation.

It is also recommended for women with Mild Endometriosis.

Used as the first line of assisted conception, treatment for couples with unexplained infertility.

Success Rates

Success rates depend on the causes of Female and Male partner’s infertility and age.

Success rates do depend on your partner’s overall sperm count. Typically, the lowest sperm count to be used with sperm washing is one million, however, success rates are significantly lower if your sperm count falls beneath five to ten million. The best sperm counts for use with sperm washing are those between 20 to 30 million. The success rate for IUI with fertility drugs is about 15 per cent per cycle.

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