What Is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is an office procedure in which the sperm is carefully placed in the woman's uterus, bypassing the cervix and allowing more sperm to reach the egg. For a woman, having an IUI is something similar to undergoing a PAP smear. The process involves the use of a very thin flexible catheter that facilitates passage of sperm. The procedure takes just a few minutes, and patients are able to return to regular activities immediately after the procedure. IUI may be recommended to increase the probability of pregnancy if a patient has unexplained infertility, male factor infertility (low sperm), problems with cervical mucous, or difficulty with intercourse.

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