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Insemination (IUI)

WHAT IS THE INSEMINATION (IUI)?

A rather simple infertility treatment is Insemination. During Insemination, on the day of ovulation the suitably prepared and processed sperm is directly placed into the endometrial cavity. The purpose of this is to increase the chance of fertilizing the egg by maximizing the number of sperm reaching the woman’s fallopian tubes. The fertilization is achieved naturally, without any interference.

WHEN IS INSEMINATION APPLIED?

Insemination is usually applied to couples with ovulation disorders, in mild male infertility, in low and mild endometriosis,,unexplained infertility, immune-induced infertility, as well as in women with cervical mucus problems. It requires a good quality of sperm to be able to reach and fertilize the egg by itself but it provides the sperm with an advantage, giving it a lead.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE OF INSEMINATION?

Insemination can only be performed on the day of ovulation. In the laboratory he sperm sample will undergo full testing and suitable processing, in order to separate it from the seminal fluid. After the process is done, endometrial enfusion of a small amount of sperm (about 0.5ml) containing sperm with the highest mobility. Insemination can also be performed using donor sperm but only when there’s a case of male azoospermia.
The procedure usually takes some time and it’s painless. A pregnancy test is recommended two weeks later.

SUCCESS RATES

The infertility problem and age both play an important role when it comes to the success rates. Most couples that choose insemination have 15% to 18% chance of success in every cycle.The chances of a successful result increase to about 25%, when insemination is combined with fertility medications.