Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the
flushing of sperm directly into the uterus. This is done through a thin, flexible tube (catheter).
Artificial insemination (AI) is the placement
of sperm into a woman's cervix or vagina. The sperm then travel into the uterus and fallopian tubes, where they may fertilize an egg.
Can be done with sperm from the male partner or a
Are done during the most fertile part of a woman's
Can be combined with superovulation treatment to increase the
chances of conception. Superovulation uses medicine
or hormones to promote multiple egg production.
Do not require surgery.
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June 04, 2014
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