Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a technique of separating the fast moving sperm from the slower moving sperm, as well as “washing” the semen in an electrolyzed solution. The fast moving sperm is then placed directly into the uterine cavity close to the time of ovulation.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is used to treat various causes of infertility. One example is a couple that experiences infertility due to low sperm count. The couple may benefit from IUI because it will concentrate the number of sperm that are inserted into the uterine cavity, thus increasing the chance of one sperm to reach and fertilize the egg. IUI is also helpful in cases of unexplained infertility, where a combination of monitored ovulation and intrauterine insemination will triple the chances of pregnancy as compared to natural intercourse.
An IUI treatment is a fairly easy process. IUI’s can be done either with or without medication. The medication itself can be either oral (taken by mouth) or injectable. When done without medication an ovulation predictor kit can be used to determine the time of ovulation, and the insemination is scheduled accordingly. When medication is used, the growth of the egg is monitored by ultrasounds. When an egg is mature, a hormone injection is given to stimulate the release of the egg.
The sperm washing technique does the following:
Below you’ll find the cost of each IUI procedures.