Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure in which sperms (husband/Donor sperms) is placed in woman's (wife's) uterus. It is a process of seperation of good 'A' grade sperms (structuraly normal sperm with fast, forward, propulsive moment) enriched with special medium using highly sterile technique.
There are two techniques of IUI

  1. Swimup technique
  2. Density gradient technique

Couples are offered up to six cycles of IUI for following conditions

  • Unexplained fertility
  • The sperm count is slightly abnormal and low count
  • Cervical factor
  • Endometriosis with patent tubes

 

 
     
 

 

Insemination procedures can improve chances of conception, especially when combined with superovulation treatment in women with patent tubes. Success of IUI varies 15-20 % (cumulative three cycles). However it depends on various factors like maternal age, post wash semen parameters.