IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination)

IUI refers to Intra Uterine Insemination, in which concentrated and washed semen is placed inside the uterus (womb) of the woman. Patent Fallopian Tubes of the woman is the prerequisite for successful IUI. IUI is done around the time of ovulation (release of the egg from an ovary) to maximize the chances of pregnancy.

IUI treatment may be recommended for any of the following situations:

  • Male infertility
  • Hostile cervical mucus
  • Unexplained infertility
  • If treatment with fertility drugs alone is not successful
  • If a sperm donor is being used
  • If sexual pain makes intercourse not possible

IUI is not recommended for those with:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Severe endometriosis
  • Previous pelvic infection