Intrauterine insemination

Am I a Candidate for IUI?

At the Fertility Institute, we are dedicated to helping couples, single individuals, and LGBTQ+ individuals achieve their family-growing goals. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) can be a good treatment option for a number of our patients, based on personal goals, circumstances, and health.

Good candidates for IUI include:

  • Couples with male infertility due to low sperm count or sperm motility
  • Couples with unexplained infertility
  • Those who are using donor sperm to become pregnant, including some LGBTQ+ patients
  • Men with erectile dysfunction or ejaculation problems
  • Women with mild to moderate endometriosis
  • Women with cervical mucus problems, cervical stenosis, or other abnormalities
  • Women who do not ovulate regularly
  • Some couples who are not infertile but who do not frequently have sexual intercourse
  • A female partner within a healthy range of hormone levels
  • A male partner with sufficient sperm count

What to Consider Before IUI

IUI is a relatively short, in-office procedure comparable to a routine Pap smear. Before undergoing IUI, it’s important to understand what you can expect during and after the process.

The risks associated with IUI are relatively small. You may experience cramping or light vaginal bleeding after an IUI procedure. These symptoms typically go away in a few days, and they will not affect the chance of pregnancy. Our providers discuss these risks and considerations with the patient before utilizing this treatment.

Infection may also occur after an IUI, though this is rare. If you experience signs of infection—such as fever, chills, vaginal discharge, or pelvic pain—contact our specialists to discuss next steps. When you meet with our specialists, they will review the process and considerations.

To start your fertility journey with us, you can request a new patient consultation. Our fertility specialists are here to discuss your goals and options to help determine if you are a good candidate for IUI.

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