• Assisted Fertility

    IUI Procedure

    Posted by on June 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    The IUI Procedure (Intrauterine Insemination) only takes a few minutes and involves an an instrument called a speculum to be inserted into the woman’s vagina, enabling the walls of the vagina to remain open, just like a smear test. A catheter which is a thin, flexible tube is then placed inside the vagina and guided into the womb. There may [...]

    IUI Treatment

    Posted by on June 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    IUI treatment (Intrauterine Insemination) is usually the first treatments used when trying assisted fertility.  It involves directly inserting sperm into a woman’s womb. It is a technique in which a sample of prepared sperm (either from the male partner or a sperm donor) is introduced directly into the uterus via the cervix at around the time of [...]

    IUI Success Rates

    Posted by on June 29, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      IUI success rates (Intrauterine insemination) can be very successful if there are no issues with both partners. Figures from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) in 2006 suggest that there is an IUI success rate of around 15% for each cycle of treatment. This estimate is based on women under 35 years of age [...]