What is Intrauterine Insemination?

What is Intrauterine Insemination?

When is it used?

Intrauterine insemination can be performed with a sperm sample from a donor or the partner. This treatment is recommended for:

  • Women with a good number of quality eggs who do not have a male partner.
  • Women with ovulation problems.
  • In cases where there is an abnormality of the cervix.
  • Heterosexual couples in which the man has slight or moderate defects in terms of sperm cell quality.
    • In cases of poor sperm quality or absence of sperm cells, our medical team will recommend the best way of increasing the chances of getting pregnant.
  • Heterosexual couples in which the man is a carrier of a genetic disease.
    • If the disease cannot be detected in the embryos, our medical team will recommend using donor sperm.

Success rates

Intrauterine insemination is a simple treatment offering better pregnancy success rates of that with intercourse however there are other assisted reproductive treatments with superior success rates to that of IUI.

Our pregnancy rates are audited by an accredited body (SGS) and updated every year, here. However, the probability of pregnancy depends, in every case, on many factors: age, ovarian reserve, medical and reproductive history, etc. One thing is for sure at IVI – our fertility specialists will prescribe the most adequate and personalised treatment to achieve our objective: your pregnancy.


90% of patients who undergo an assisted reproduction treatment at IVI become pregnant.


97% of our patients recommend IVI.
IVI provides personalised care and support during all stages of treatment.


IVI is a pioneer in the latest assisted reproduction technology in order to present the best results.


We are not the most expensive choice. We offer the most treatment options in order to achieve the best results.

What does an IUI treatment involve?

First visit

During your first visit at an IVI clinic, our fertility specialists will provide you with a personalised diagnosis in order to choose the best treatment. This appointment includes a complete gynaecological examination, as well as a sperm analysis in the case of heterosexual couples.

Ovarian stimulation

Ovarian stimulation

Preparation of sperm sample

Punción y laboratorio

Intrauterine insemination

Pregnancy test

Pregnancy test

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