IUI stands for Intrauterine Insemination, which is a fertility treatment where prepared sperm is placed directly into the uterus to increase the chances of fertilisation for couples struggling with infertility.
IUI may be suitable for:
Unexplained infertility: When a couple has been unable to conceive despite a thorough evaluation that does not identify any specific fertility issues, IUI may be considered as a treatment option.
Mild male factor infertility: If you have a low sperm count, decreased sperm motility, or other mild sperm abnormalities, IUI may be a viable treatment option to increase the chances of successful fertilisation.
Cervical factor infertility: In some cases, the cervical mucus may be hostile to sperm, making it difficult for them to pass through and reach the uterus. IUI can bypass this issue by placing the sperm directly into the uterus.
Same-sex couples or individuals: IUI may be used by same-sex couples or individuals to conceive using donor sperm as a means to achieve pregnancy.
IUI is generally considered a simple and non-invasive fertility treatment, aiming to increase the chances of fertilisation by placing sperm directly into the uterus, bypassing potential barriers such as cervical mucus, and optimizing the chances of conception for couples facing fertility issues.