Artificial insemination for infertility, intrauterine insemination - IUI
The Science (and Art) of IUIs
Intrauterine insemination, also known as artificial insemination, can be a great option for couples who are struggling with infertility, and it’s also a means of fertilization with donor sperm.
Depending on your diagnosis, we may recommend several IUI attempts before jumping into IVF.
In simplest terms, IUI is a procedure that places sperm directly inside your uterus, with the goal of getting healthy sperm closer to an egg. It’s short, painless, and can be done at our clinic.
IUI may be an option for mild cases of male factor infertility, as well as for women who are experiencing:
- Tubal blockage or damage
- Ovarian failure
- Ovulation problems (PCOS)
- Severe endometriosis
- Unexplained infertility
- Cervical factor infertility
Individuals or couples using donor sperm may undergo IUI. Donor sperm is a good option when a male partner isn’t present, or where male factor infertility is preventing pregnancy. At AFCC, we partner with fully licensed, highly accredited sperm banks, whose screening steps meet well-established standards. Donors are heavily screened for medical conditions and other physical, emotional and psychological risk factors.