IUI is the process of directly depositing a prepared sperm sample into the woman’s uterus. The woman has to be prepared in a manner very similar to IVF. Once we establish the woman’s hormonal cycle, we are able to accurately determine when she is ovulating. At this time, we will directly deposit a buffered solution containing her partner’s (or donor) sperm into her uterus.
IUI is a process that can be used in same-sex couples and in heterosexual couples in which there is an established problem with the male’s sperm count or motility.