IUI stands for IntraUterine Insemintation. IUI is a fertility treatment usually used for cases where good quality donor sperm is being used as it avoids the need for intercourse.
IUI is also used in the treatment of some forms of infertility such as in combination with ovulation induction. It is less invasive and more “natural” than IVF as the sperm and egg are meeting, and fertilisation occurs, inside the body. However, for many types of infertility its success rate is less than IVF and relies on a good supply of premium quality sperm. The cost of IUI and how it compares to that of IVF is listed on my fees page.
All donor sperm that I offer my patients from California Cryobank, is suitable for use with IUI.
As always, your fertility treatment is something that you should understand and should be directly configured to match not only your clinical case, but also your values and priorities.
If you would like to know more about IUI and whether it may be a form of treatment that could benefit you, please get in touch and we can explore this together.