IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)
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. Furthermore, inserting sperm directly into the uterus bypasses the cervix, thus making it easier for sperm to reach the fallopian tubes and fertilize an ovulated egg cell.
Sperm is inserted into the uterus through a special tube called a catheter. Before sperm is inserted into the insemination catheter and then into the uterus, it is processed in order to separate and concentrate the highest quality sperm cells. That also improves the patient’s chances of achieving a pregnancy.
IUI can be used for patients, diagnosed with:
✓ Unexplained Infertility
✓ Ejaculation Dysfunction
✓ Need for Donor Sperm
✓ Semen Allergy
✓ Hostile Cervical Conditions
✓ Cervical Scar tissue