Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment in which a semen sample is transferred directly into a woman's uterus to facilitate fertilisation. Before the procedure, the semen sample is optimised in the laboratory to ensure it contains the best quality sperm.
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What is intrauterine insemination?


When is it recommend?

Using your partner's sperm

An IUI treatment using semen from a male partner is recommended for:

  • Couples with unknown infertility issues
  • Couples in which the female partner has an ovulation disorder, such as PCOS
  • Couples in which the female partner has a cervical abnormality
  • Couples in which the male partner’s sperm count or motility is reduced
Using sperm from a donor

An IUI treatment using semen from a donor is recommended for:

  • Single women
  • Same sex couples
  • Couples experiencing male factor infertility
  • Couples in which the male partner is a carrier of a genetic disease which cannot be screened in an embryo.

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During your first visit to IVI London, your consultant will discuss your medical history and advise which fertility treatments will be most effective given your specific circumstances. If you choose intrauterine insemination (IUI), then we will create a treatment pathway for you which is as follows:


Ovarian stimulation and ovulation induction

During this time, you will undergo a series of ultrasound scans and blood tests to monitor the growth and development of the follicles. When the follicles have reached an adequate size and number, the artificial insemination procedure is ready to be scheduled. This procedure will be timed to take place around 36 hours after an hCG injection is administered, which induces oocytes maturation and triggers ovulation. Your hCG injection is administered at home. Your medical team will provide clear and thorough instructions on how, and when, to administer your hCG injection.

Preparation of the semen

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Roughly two weeks after the intrauterine insemination procedure, you will be invited to the clinic for a pregnancy blood test to confirm whether it was successful. Results should be available within the same day.

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