Intrauterine Insemination – IUI

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) it is a procedure in which sperms are “processed” and placed into the uterus through a fine catheter. The male partner produces a semen sample by masturbation. The sperms are separated from the seminal plasma, white blood cells, prostaglandins, and other “debris” which are normally filtered out during natural intercourse. A speculum is inserted into the woman’s vagina and a catheter with an attached syringe, containing the washed sperm, is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. The processed semen is placed in the uterus with a catheter very slowly.

Who Qualifies For IUI ?

Women with Ovulatory dysfunction.

Treated endometriosis with patent (Open)tubes.

Luteal Phase Defects.

Cervical Factor infertility.

Polycystic Ovarian Disease can also try IUI before moving to advanced techniques.

Men with slightly compromised semen parameters can also benefit by this procedure.

How Long Does It Take To Perform IUI?

It takes a couple of minutes (1-2 minutes) to introduce the catheter, then sperm injection, and another 2 min to remove the catheter (slow insemination reduces discomfort).