Intrauterine insemination treatment (IUI Treatment) is one of the commonly used assisted reproductive procedure. Normally, the sperms swim through the female reproductive organs (cervix and uterus and fallopian tube) to reach the egg. Once the sperm fuses with the egg an embryo develops and grows during pregnancy into a fetus.
Intrauterine insemination i.e., IUI Procedure is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal of IUI technique is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization.
The most common reasons for doing IUI Procedure are a low sperm count or decreased sperm mobility. However it may be a treatment option in the following conditions as well:
Before intrauterine insemination, ovulation-stimulating medications may be used and you will be monitored to determine when the eggs are mature.
The entire procedure takes only a few minutes and you may feel little pain.
With ovulation induction, the chances of becoming pregnant with multiples is increased. There is also a small risk of infection after IUI.
The success of IUI Treatment depends on several factors. If a couple has the IUI procedure performed each month, success rates may reach as high as 20% per cycle depending on variables such as female age, the reason for infertility, and whether were used, among other variables.
The success also depends on your age, the cause of infertility, and the type of fertility drugs used.
A success rate of IUI Procedure by age: