(for artificial insemination)

The number of couples unable to have children is always on the increase. The choices the specialist makes depend on the test results. If the results show that the infertility is due to the male partner, the first step may be to attempt artificial insemination (IUI), which has become increasingly used.

During this procedure a small number of sperms are injected into the uterus, after the most motile and morphologically normal sperms have been selected in vitro from the semen of the male partner.

This procedure allows many of the obstacles due to motility to be overcome; therefore it can be used in cases of endometriosis in the woman  or the presence of anti-sperm antibodies in the male. For this procedure to succeed, ovulation needs to take place and the fallopian tubes need to be fully open.


IUI has a success rate from 20-25 % for each cycle so at least 4 or 5 attempts must be performed.