Intrauterine insemination is a medical procedure which involvesinjecting good quality sperm directly into a woman’s uterus. It is the least invasive form of fertility treatment. This procedure is performed to ensure that more number of sperm reach the fallopian tube to give the patient a higher chance of the sperm fertilizing the egg.
Who is suitable for IUI?
IUI offers men with low sperm count or low sperm motility an option to give their sperm a head start by injecting it directly in the uterus.
Women who have severe cervical mucus hostility which doesn’t allow for the sperm to survive should opt for IUI.
Women who have a good egg reserve and open healthy fallopian tubes (confirmed laparoscopically) are ideal candidates to undergo IUI treatment.
In cases of azoospermia (complete absence of sperms) donor sperms can be used for IUI with consent.