What is Artificial insemination/Intra-uterine insemination?
Intra-uterine insemination (IUI) is most commonly known as artificial insemination (AI). Leading up to ovulation, the partner’s best sperm is concentrated through a laboratory procedure. This sperm is introduced into the woman’s uterus through a soft plastic catheter.
What is the difference between (IVF) and AI/IUI?
AI/IUI and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are two commonly used methods for fertility treatment. With the assistance of fertility treatment, couples can increase their chances of conceiving.
When is AI appropriate?
AI is often recommended if:
- mild sperm disorders
- poor quality of the female’a cervical mucus
- impotence or premature ejaculation (sperm cannot be introduced through sexual intercourse)
- unexplained infertility