Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination is a form of assisted conception used for the treatment of women who do not ovulate in conjunction with ovulation induction, where there is very mild male factor sperm problems and in those couples with unexplained infertility.

It is of course necessary to have proven tubal patency in at least one tube in order for intrauterine insemination to be performed. This treatment involves obtaining a sperm sample at the time of ovulation and washing it to produce a small volume of highly motile sperm, which is then placed high inside the uterus by means of a small catheter.

Intrauterine insemination is a very low tech form of assisted conception which must be performed in a licensed fertility centre.