IUI stands for intrauterine insemination. It is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm directly into the uterus. This is done by a doctor using a thin, flexible tube. IUI is a relatively simple procedure that can be done in a doctor’s office.
There are two main types of IUI:
- Conventional IUI: This is the most common type of IUI. It involves using the partner’s sperm or donor sperm that has been washed and concentrated.
- Fertility drug-assisted IUI: This type of IUI involves using fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs. This increases the chances of pregnancy.
The success rate of IUI varies depending on the underlying cause of infertility and the age of the woman. The overall pregnancy rate for IUI is about 10-15% per cycle. However, the success rate can be higher for women who are younger and have no other fertility problems.
IUI is a safe and effective fertility treatment. However, there are some risks associated with the procedure, such as:
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)