Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Treatment Options

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of our many fertility treatments. It is less invasive than in vitro fertilization (IVF), and your doctor might decide that it is a good early step for you.

When do you perform IUI?

We may recommend IUI to increase the probably of pregnancy when there is:

  • Unexplained infertility
  • Male factor infertility (low sperm)
  • Problems with your cervical mucous
  • Difficulty with intercourse

What does IUI involve?

IUI is an office procedure and involves carefully placing sperm (with the help of a very thin flexible catheter (tube)) directly into your uterus, bypassing the cervix and allowing more sperm to reach the egg. Having an IUI is something similar to undergoing a PAP smear.

The IUI procedure takes just a few minutes, and you will be able to return to regular activities immediately afterwards.

What types of IUIs do you offer?

The intrauterine insemination treatment may include the following:

Your physician will recommend the treatment cycle most appropriate for you. 

What’s required before IUI?

  • Attending an orientation class on your treatment type. During the orientation class, you will learn about the logistics of the treatment cycle in details and how to administer injections which may be necessary to time the IUI and/or to develop the eggs.
  • Having male virology testing (a test for viruses).
  • Giving consent for the procedure by you, or you and your partner, and witnessed by us or a certified notary public.
  • Providing a waiver of a second or repeat test for infectious disease, if needed.