Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine Insemination, also known as Artificial Insemination, is a simple, lower cost fertility treatment that can be highly effective, especially when combined with fertility drugs, either clomide or injectable PSH medication. . This procedure works by identifying the most motile sperm from a semen sample. Prepared sperm are placed directly into the uterus through a thin catheter, bypassing the cervix. IUI is indicated when semen analysis shows the male partner is sub-fertile, if there are ejaculatory problems, or when the woman has decreased or absent cervical mucus. This procedure can be performed with donor sperm in the absence of a partner or if the man in infertile.
IUI is an office procedure.