IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) with donor sperm
IUI can be done with or without hormonal stimulation of the ovaries to produce more mature eggs (Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation(COH) – Step II). In both cases the maturation of the egg cells in the ovaries of the patient is monitored by ultrasound. Monitoring allows sperm to be inserted into the uterus at the right time. Sperm is inserted
into the uterus through a special tube called a catheter. For IUIs done with donor sperm, the sperm sample is thawed (defrosted) on the day of the IUI procedure.
Only frozen donor sperm, quarantined for at least 180 days, is used at New Life Specialized Medical Center of Gynecology in order to eliminate the risk of transmitting infectious diseases (e.g. HIV, hepatitis B). All approved donors are young men with very good quality sperm.
The donor sperm recipient can chose from this carefully selected pool of donors based on information about their physical characteristics, education, hobbies and interests, which is listed in every donor’s personal profile.
IUI with donor sperm can be used for:
✓ Female patients with no fertility problems but without a male partner
✓ Couples with male factor infertility