When is IUI used?

IUI is a fertility treatment often selected by couples who have been trying to conceive for at least one year with no success. IUI may be selected as a fertility treatment with any of the following conditions:

    • Unexplained infertility
    • Low sperm count
    • Decreased sperm mobility
    • Requirement of donor sperm
    • A hostile cervical condition, such as cervical mucus that is too thick
    • Cervical scar tissue from past procedures or endometriosis
    • Ejaculation dysfunction

IUI provides the sperm an advantage being kept nearer to the place of fertilization, but still requires a sperm to reach and fertilize the egg on its own.