Intrauterine insemination is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperms inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperms that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization and hence pregnancy.
IUI procedure takes only a few minutes and it doesn’t hurt. Some mild discomfort may occur when the speculum is inserted or may experience cramping when the catheter passes through the cervix.
This procedure is done for:
- Unexplained infertility
- Mild endometriosis
- Some issue with the cervix or cervical mucus
- Low sperm count, decreased sperm motility
- Issues with ejaculation
- Artificial insemination of the donor semen can also be done if there are no sperms in the Semen
and the Patient doesn’t want to go for IVF.
The success rate of IUI is 18 to 20% but in young females, this is a good option to start with.