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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

 In Assisted Reproductive Techniques

In an Intrauterine Insemination IUI cycle, a sample of motile sperm is prepared by the embryologist and placed directly inside the uterus using a very fine catheter. The sperm is deposited before the release of an egg or eggs, in a natural or stimulated cycle. Conception occurs naturally inside the body.

IUI Treatment can be offered on a natural or stimulated cycle. On a stimulated cycle (super ovulation), the size and number of follicle are measured using ultrasonography; a Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) injection is given to mature the eggs when the follicles reach a certain size. IUI is performed 24-36 hours after the administration of the HCG injection.

The IUI Fertility Treatment success rate is up to 20% per cycle. It is recommended that at least 3-4 cycles of treatment are attempted before considering other options.

Indications for intrauterine insemination (IUI) Treatment

  • Unexplained infertility
  • Male infertility (mild)
  • Failure to conceive after ovulation induction treatment
  • Sexual Dysfunction Ejaculatory failure
  • Retrograde ejaculation

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