Intrauterine insemination involves placing a concentrated semen sample in the uterine cavity to improve the chances of conception. IUI is sometimes referred to as artificial insemination.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) serves three basic purposes:
Additionally, when combined with ovulation induction or superovulation, IUI can treat many causes of infertility. Among them:
IUI is an effective treatment for both male factor fertility problems and unexplained infertility where all other testing is normal. For patients with unexplained infertility where all other testing is normal, intrauterine insemination (IUI) combined with ovulation induction/superovulation can as much as double a couple’s chance for pregnancy.
Most physicians recommend between three to six IUI attempts (if there are no underlying problems such as blocked fallopian tubes) before moving on to more advanced treatment.
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