- A male partner with normal or mildly low semen parameters
- A female partner
- No partner
IUI involves tracking the progress of your menstrual cycle using ultrasound scans and blood tests. If you do not have a regular menstrual cycle Ovulation Induction (OI) may be employed to help stimulate the production of a mature follicle. The IUI procedure is performed in the office on the day of ovulation.
Once ovulation has been confirmed and a semen sample is available, the semen is then prepared in the laboratory by the Embryologist. The aim of the preparation process is to select a concentration of best sperm for insemination. The prepared sperm is then introduced, through a fine catheter, into your uterus and is usually a painless procedure and only takes a few minutes, similar to a PAP smear.
The success rate for IUI depends on many factors such as a woman’s age and diagnosis, but is typically between 10 – 15 per cycle.