Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), a form of Artificial Insemination, is the process of placing an optimal sperm sample directly into the uterine cavity, through the cervix, at the time when the woman is most fertile.

Normally, the sperms swim through the female reproductive organs (cervix, uterus and fallopian tube) to reach the egg(s). Once the sperm fuses with the egg, an embryo develops and grows into a foetus - this is pregnancy. The goal of IUI technique is to enable conception by directing sperms to the right place at the right time. If sperms are placed in higher numbers closer to the egg(s), that eases sperm’s journey to the fallopian tubes and subsequently increases the chances of fertilisation.

It can be performed with the male partner’s sperm as well as a donor’s sperm. It is known as ‘Donor Insemination’ for the latter one.

Is IUI for Me ?  

IUI is generally recommended for the couples who have:

Unexplained Infertility

Female Infertility

  • Unsuccessful fertility drug treatment
  • Endometriosis
  • Hostile cervical issues
  • There is a cervical condition preventing pregnancy including a Cervical Mucus Problem (Elevated Anti Sperm Antibodies) or Scarring. IUI bypasses the cervix and allows the sperms to enter into the uterus directly.

Male Infertility

  • Mild to moderate decreased sperm count
  • Decreased sperm motility and mobility
  • High seminal viscosity

Sexual Dysfunction

  • Untimely intercourse due to travel problems
  • Ejaculation dysfunction
  • Vaginismus
  • In such situation, intercourse is impossible due to sexual pain.

Donor Sperm

  • For women who conceive using donor sperms.

What about the Precaution ?

Since this is a relatively simple and safe procedure, it does not require any special precaution. You may be advised to relax in a reclined position for about thirty minutes after the procedure and then you can resume your routine.


  • Less Invasive

  • Less Expensive

  • Less Timing

  • Less Stress to the Body

  • Less Medication
    It is possible to perform in a natural cycle of menstruation with low stimulation medications for the follicles to ovulate.

Risk Factors

in Intrauterine Insemination

  • Mild Discomfort

    Apart from mild pain and spotting on the day of an IUI, there are no major complications.

  • Multiple Pregnancies

  • Infection

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