What is intrauterine insemination (IUI) ?
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the process of inseminating fast moving separated semen into a female womb after timed follicle rupture .
IUI when ?
Your clinic may recommend IUI if:
- There is unexplained infertility
- There are ovulation problems
- The male partner experiences impotence or premature ejaculation
- You do not have any known fertility problems but may not have a male partner and are trying for a baby using donated sperm.
- No female factor and husband is azoospermic.
If your clinic has recommended IUI treatment, you may want to discuss the following options with your clinician:
IUI with or without fertility drugsas IUI can be given with or without fertility drugs to boost egg production, you should discuss the risks involved in using fertility drugs and whether IUI without fertility drugs might be suitable for you.
IUI with partner sperm or donor sperm instead of using your partner sperm, if your partner is unable to provide sperm, or if you do not have a male partner, you may want to consider using donated sperm.
If IUI is unsuccessful you may want to talk to your clinician about other procedures such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF).