Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an infertility treatment that is also called artificial insemination.
It is performed in the following situations:
- Mild male factor infertility
- Women who have problems with their cervical mucus
- Couples with unexplained infertility
Sometimes the woman is also treated with medicines that stimulate ovulation before IUI.
In IUI, the male partner is asked to give the semen sample, which is then processed in our Andrology Lab. The healthy sperms are then selected and introduced in the female partner’s uterus with the help of thin plastic cannula.
In this procedure, the woman is injected with sperms. Healthy sperms are separated by semen wash and the semen sample is then deposited into the uterus by a thin plastic catheter introduced through the cervix.
In most of the cases, the female is also given medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce 1-2 eggs. This whole procedure is closely monitored using serial ultrasounds.
This whole procedure of IUI is painless and is done as an Out-Patient Department (OPD) procedure.