Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI is a fertility treatment also known as Artificial Insemination. A catheter is used to place a number of washed sperm directly into the uterus. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization. IUI is a relatively "low-tech" assisted reproductive technology (ART). The IUI procedure is simple and may be performed even if the woman is not receiving medications to improve or increase her egg production. However, many physicians will encourage women to take medications to stimulate the ovaries in order to increase egg production and, hopefully, the chance of achieving pregnancy.