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Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing motile sperm after process within the uterine cavity. It is applied in certain clinical cases like cervical factor, mild male factor, severe vaginismus, and ejaculatory dysfunction. It can also be considered in unexplained infertility. It is a treatment option for sperm donation either for single ladies, same-sex couples or heterosexual couples with azoospermia. Prerequisites for performing IUI are the patency of the fallopian tubes and an adequate number of motile sperm for insemination. The patency of the fallopian tubes can be checked through Hystero Contrast Sonography (HyCoSy). (link)

The IUI can be applied either on a natural cycle or on a medication cycle (ovulation induction). The decision will be taken by your doctor based on your clinical case.

The overall success rates are lower in IUI treatment in comparison to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

For many patients, IUI can be the first treatment option.