Intra-uterine insemination (IUI) is the administration of processed sperm through a thin catheter into the uterus during the presumed ovulation. This procedure maximizes the chance an optimal egg meeting an optimal sperm at the ideal time. IUI can be performed as a part of the natural menstrual cycle or after a hormonal stimulation of the ovaries. The average success rate of the procedure is 12 – 15% per treatment cycle.
We recommend this method of assisted reproduction in younger couples, after a shorter period of infertility, with verified patency of at least one fallopian tube, with normal or borderline parameters of the semen analysis. It is recommended as the first-choice treatment in idiopathic infertility (when the available methods fail to detect the cause of infertility), in mild degrees of endometriosis or in case of impossibility of sexual intercourse. As a standard, the ejaculate is treated by the swim-up method or using the gradient processing. To increase the success rate of the procedure, it is also possible to process sperm with the modern MACS and MSS methods (involves additional payment).