Intrauterine insemination is an effective and economical treatment for infertility. It is not recommended for patients with infertility due to blocked or absent Fallopian tubes or severe male factor infertility.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a process by which washed sperm are placed through the cervical canal and released inside the uterus. This insemination technique allows for the placement of the most motile sperm closer to where the egg will be following ovulation.
A physician or nurse performs the actual insemination. Washed sperm are placed into a syringe that has a soft, flexible thin catheter attached. Your physician or nurse will then pass the catheter through the cervical canal and into your uterine cavity. (The sperm are then slowly injected into the uterine cavity.)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) may be performed in conjunction with ovarian stimulation.