What You Need To Know
Length of Procedure: 5 minutes (insemination of sperm)
Preparation: Come for the procedure with a full bladder.
Anesthesia Nil
Overnight/Day care: Nil
Risks/Complications of Surgery: Nil
Recovery: immediate

IUI: Intra-Uterine Insemination

Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI, simple fertility treatment (or known as Intrauterine Insemination) is the first line of treatment especially when no fertility problem is identified. It is meant to be easy and inexpensive but may need to be repeated multiple times as pregnancy rates are only low each time it is performed.

This is the simplest form of assisted conception treatment. IUI is a type of fertility treatment which It involves with inserting sperm into the wife’s uterus at the time of ovulation. The sperm sample is first prepared to remove dead and weak sperm and the best sperm are then strengthened even further to improve their ability to make a baby. Nevertheless, bear in mind that IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) has less chance to function for women above 40 years old.

During the process, the wife too is usually given hormonal medications (tablets and occasionally hormonal injections) so that she will produce more eggs from her ovaries. This combination of good sperm, extra eggs and timing during ovulation is the key to success. IUI for infertility treatment is useful for couples with unexplained infertility and where the partner’s sperm is slightly below normal. It cannot be used where the fallopian tubes are damaged or where the sperm is very poor.

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