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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)


IUI is one of the easiest and mildest form of IVF treatment giving to couples preferably less than 35 years of age having either unexplained infertility or mild male factor infertility. It is the placement of motile in the uterus of the woman during ovulation.

IUI is a technique in which good quality sperms are selected out from dead immotile ones and later the washed sperms are placed into women’s uterus during the time of ovulation. Before the IUI treatment, it is essential to undergo a tubal patency Test to confirm if the fallopian tubes are open.

This method is particularly beneficial for the couples whose infertility problem is unexplained or there is a minor male factor infertility. This technique is also used when men can’t ejaculate in their partners’ vagina due to a battery of reasons ranging from psychological issues, impotence, vaginismus or anatomic problems.

IUI Procedure: On the day of IUI, the husband has to produce the semen by an act of masturbation into a sterile container in a private semen collection room. The best quality sperm are centrifuged out, which takes around 1 hour, and are inserted in uterus through a soft IUI catheter. This process is not painful for women but they might experience a slight discomfort or a little vaginal discharge which is transient and normal.

If women are above the age of 35, the rate of success is decreased. Also, IUI might cause multiple pregnancy which results in twins or triplets. It must be noted that IUI treatment must only be taken under the supervision of supremely skilled doctors in the state-of-the-art clinics to avoid the risks associated with IUI.

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