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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Overview

IUI (intrauterine insemination) is a simple procedure in which a carefully prepped sperm collection is placed in the uterus when the patient is most fertile. IUI increases the chances of pregnancy by optimizing the sperm sample and placing sperm closer to the egg (past the cervix) during the fertile time in the cycle.

IUI is often recommended for women or couples who:

  • Have mild male factor infertility, low sperm counts or poor sperm parameters

  • Have unexplained infertility as a first line fertility treatment

  • Are using donor sperm

  • Have been unsuccessful with other fertility treatments

  • Have difficulty with intercourse (sexual dysfunction)

  • Have difficulty timing intercourse due to travel IUI with Fertility Medication

sperm going to egg icon

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Overview

IUI (intrauterine insemination) is a simple procedure in which a carefully prepped sperm collection is placed in the uterus when the patient is most fertile. IUI increases the chances of pregnancy by optimizing the sperm sample and placing sperm closer to the egg (past the cervix) during the fertile time in the cycle.

IUI is often recommended for women or couples who:

  • Have mild male factor infertility, low sperm counts or poor sperm parameters

  • Have unexplained infertility as a first line fertility treatment

  • Are using donor sperm

  • Have been unsuccessful with other fertility treatments

  • Have difficulty with intercourse (sexual dysfunction)

  • Have difficulty timing intercourse due to travel IUI with Fertility Medication

PNWF Approach

IUI is an appealing option for many of our patients because it is minimally invasive, relatively affordable and the steps necessary for conception occur as they naturally would, without medical involvement.

While IUI is a relatively straightforward procedure, it’s essential that extreme care is taken with the sperm and that the procedure is timed very exactly. When you choose to do IUI at PNWF, you get the advantage of our state-of-the-art, on-site andrology lab and our comprehensive understanding of your unique fertility parameters.

IUI Process & Options

Articles & Resources

2021 Aneden Gives Grant Cycle with PNWFApply Now for This Years Grant!

Aneden Gives is a non profit foundation that provides grants to patients for fertility care. We believe fertility care should be accessible to all.

Each grant cycle Aneden Gives offers two $7,500 grants and three $5,000 grants to be used for fertility treatment. Funds can be used to cover anything related to fertility care. 

Apply between August 1st - August 31st to be eligible for this grant cycle.