ASRM Fact Sheet on Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

October 29, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine:

When is IUI helpful? 

There are many reasons why couples experience difficulty having a baby. IUI may be useful for some of them.

Female infertility. Women who do not release an egg regularly (ovulate) may take medications to help them ovulate regularly. These women may need IUI to time insemination at about the same time as ovulation. Also, IUI is helpful when a woman’s cervix has scarring that prevents the sperm from entering the uterus from the vagina. This may be seen in women who have had surgery on their cervix (cryosurgery, cone biopsy, LEEP, etc.).

Infertile women sometimes take medications (by mouth or as an injection) that cause their ovaries to produce several eggs at once. These women appear to have a better chance of getting pregnant if they also have IUI.

Read More about IUI HERE

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