Intrauterine insemination is one of the methods of Artificial Insemination, where the IUI success rates in treating infertility are good and favourable when compared to other techniques. It is the manual introduction of the male sperms into the female uterus or cervix with the purpose of attaining the positive pregnancy in-vivo fertilization by means of other than sexual intercourse.
It may be done from the husband's semen (AIH -Artificial insemination husband), or from the donor (AID-Artificial Insemination Donor).
Purpose of IUI
The purpose of IUI is to bypass the abnormal endocervical canal in order to place the increased concentration of motile and healthy sperms close to the fallopian tubes.
Indications of IUI
IUI treatment for pregnancy depends on the causes such as
The IUI treatment for infertility starts from the semen collection from the husband. The method followed are;
Results of IUI
After the IUI procedure, the contraception rates are increased by 70-80% after 12 insemination cycles. The whole IUI treatment process may vary from 6-12 months normally but in some cases may also depend on the female health conditions.
The intrauterine insemination cost in India is comparatively lesser and affordable when compared to other western countries. As the success rates are high and favourable the childless couple can opt for IUI.