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IUI Program (Intrauterine Insemination)

What is IUI?

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.

About IUI

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) serves three basic purposes:

  • IUI therapy places a high concentration of sperm into the uterus, decreasing the distance the sperm needs to travel and increasing the chance of sperm reaching the egg to achieve fertilization.
  • By getting a higher number of sperm high into the female reproductive tract, it helps overcome mild to moderate male factor fertility problems. 

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Additionally, when combined with ovulation induction or superovulation, IUI can treat many causes of infertility. Among them:

  • Ovarian dysfunction (irregular ovulation)
  • Infertility associated with endometriosis (a painful inflammatory condition of the female pelvis)
  • Cervical factor infertility (related to prior surgery)
  • Unexplained infertility (infertility in which the exact cause cannot be identified).
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (a common female endocrine disorder)

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.

Contact us for more information about Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), including the IUI procedure. 

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