IUI – IntraUterine Insemination
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of the many types of artificial insemination done for treating infertility in which washed and concentrated sperms are introduced directly into the uterus at a time when the ovary releases one or more eggs to increase chances of pregnancy.
In this treatment instead of telling the couple the time to try naturally, semen sample of male is prepared in laboratory (concentration of sperms is increased) and is inserted in the uterus of the female at the time of ovulation. It involves slightly better success rates if there is a problem with the sperm motility thereby giving physical advantage to the sperms to fertilise the eggs. Other indications are sexual dysfunction, unexplained infertility, while using donor sperms etc.