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  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the procedure of administering active, healthy spermatozoa, ready for fertilization, directly into the uterus. Despite that, the fertilization is absolutely natural.

    When does the intrauterine insemination (IUI) take place?

    Quite often women can’t get pregnant, even though they are completely healthy. The reason may be a poor semen analysis of her partner, which sufficiently decreases the chances for conception. Doctors may recommend IUI procedure if the sperm quality is normal, but there are antisperm antibodies in the cervical canal of a woman.

    The other indications for performing this procedure are as follows:

    • Unexplained female infertility;
    • Some surgical procedures on cervix in the past;
    • Allergic reactions to the sperm of a partner;
    • Treatable ovulatory dysfunction;
    • Mild endometriosis, etc.

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI) with sperm

    This procedure using man’s sperm may be performed if the one suffers from erectile dysfunction. Insemination may also be recommended when a man presents the acquired or congenital defects of generative organs that make sexual intercourse impossible. In IUI, the man’s sperm is administered into the uterus and in such way sexual intercourse is not necessary for conception.

    It is important to note that prior to the intrauterine insemination the couple needs to undergo a medical examination to detect contraindications to this method of conception. In some cases, it is necessary to use donor sperm for fertilization.

    When it is necessary to use donor sperm for insemination?

    It is necessary to use donor sperm for fertilization, when a man is diagnosed with infertility. The causes of infertility may be different. One more common reason for insemination with donor sperm is genetic abnormality that may be transmitted to the child. Hereditary diseases are also taken into consideration.

    Donor sperm may be used when a woman makes such a decision.Yes, the women who don’t have a regular sexual partner, don’t plan on creating a family and want to bring the child up on their own, often refer to the procedure of fertilization with donor sperm.

    The sperm for IUI is collected only from healthy mean, who are physically and mentally healthy. Only high-quality sperm with good semen analysis results is used for fertilization.

    There are contraindications for Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

    The contraindications for Intrauterine insemination are as follows:

    • Full absence of uterine tubes or their damage;
    • Absence of ovaries or uterus;
    • Severe endometriosis of 3rd or 4th stage;
    • Acute condition of the chronic diseases of genital organs. In such cases, it is possible to perform fertilization procedure only after full recovery of the patient;
    • Any other conditions that make pregnancy and labour impossible, as they pose a threat to women’s health or life.

    If a woman is healthy and has no contraindications for Intrauterine insemination, this fertilization method may be quite effective.