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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

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New Webinar: LGBTQ+ Fertility

Join Drs. Stephanie Rothenberg and Darcy Broughton on Monday June 28 at 5PM PST.  They are introducing the PNWF Center for LGBTQ+ Family Building and answering your questions about LGBTQ+ fertility care.