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Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is commonly known as artificial insemination. This is the introduction of washed sperm directly into the uterus at the time of ovulation.
IUI is a good first option for couples who have patent fallopian tubes and adequate sperm counts. IUI is helpful incases of low sperm count and reduced motility because only good sperm are introduced high into the uterus thus improving the chances of reaching the ovulating egg.
The procedure is usually painless although you may experience some mild cramping afterwards. Success rates of IUI vary considerably. Some studies have reported that IUI gives an extra 10 to 15% chance of pregnancy depending on the patient's age. We recommend 3 to 4 cycles of IUI cycles for women with good ovarian reserve, or unknown origins of infertility. IUI can be a gentle and low cost step before moving on to IVF for individuals who are not yet ready to begin IVF..