Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the direct injection of sperm into the inner cavity of the uterus (endometrium) and aims to increase the number of sperm introduced into the fallopian tubes, thus helping to fertilize the eggs.
This fertility treatment come true using one very thin and flexible catheter that aids in insertion properly processed sperm in the uterus.
Its advantages Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
The advantages of this method of treatment include things like significantly less intervention than in vitro fertilization, comfort and convenience. It is performed by one Specialist in Reproductive Medicine, the whole process is relatively quick and is also characterized by a slight hassle.
The average success rate with the insemination method is 20% for each new attempt. Most women under 35 have better results than others over 35. Various aspects play a role in the success rate of this method of treatment, such as the age and state of health of the woman, the health and motility of the sperm.
Disadvantages of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
An obvious disadvantage of insemination when it occurs after hormonal stimulation of the ovaries is the possibility of multiple pregnancies and the associated risks that may follow, such as ovarian hyperstimulation, premature birth and increased miscarriage rates.
Other disadvantages of this method are the short reaction time, ie the doctor has to start insemination as soon as the woman releases an egg and that is not an option for women over 40 or with serious fertility problems.