Elite Research and Surgical Hospital, Sht. Erdogan Yildiz Sok, Nicosia / Northern Cyprus
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Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)

Among the fertility treatment options suggested at North Cyprus IVF, IUI (Intra Uterine Injection) is the least invasive option. Simply, this treatment is the placement of a number of washed sperm directly into the uterus with a catheter. The main purpose of this treatment is to maximize the probability of fertilization by increasing the number of sperms which reach the fallopian tubes.

Generally couples with below mentioned conditions choose IUI;

  1. Low sperm count.
  2. Decreased sperm mobility.
  3. Requirement of donor sperm.
  4. A hostile cervical cases just as cervical mucus being quite thick
  5. Sexual dysfunction

Verifying sperm’s good health and motility plays a crucial role even thought, IUI requires the reach and fertilization of the egg solitarily. Because of the fact that the sperm is directly injected into the uterus, it brings a great advantage as an head start to the sperm. However,  it has to find the egg on its own.

The IUI is a simple type of procedure and it can be executed without the need of any medication to stimulate the ovaries. Yet, in order to increase the possibility of sperm reaching and fertilizing the egg, we encourage women to use hormone supplements to stimulate the overlies towards the increase of egg production. In other words, sperm would have a higher chance to reach and fertilize an egg if there are more of them.

A number of sonograms will be needed during the medication period in order to follow up the development of follicle. (An ovarian follicle is a cellular structure in the ovary where immature eggs develop and than ovulate.) When the follicles reach the expected level of growth an injection called, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), is performed in order to stimulate the release of eggs from the follicles after 35 hours. Once they have been released the IUI treatment can be applied.

In order to dispatch the sperm from the seminal fluid, lab will process a semen sample. Afterwards, with the use of a catheter, processed sperm will be directly injected into the uterus. This procedure increases the number of sperm cells that are put in the uterus and therefore brings a higher possibility of conception. Last but not least, the final step is to observe for signs and symptoms of pregnancy.

IUI has many advantages such as, being a non-invasive and a low cost fertility treatment. However, its success rate is remarkably lower than IVF treatments. It is mainly because, IVF treatments give us the chance to bring out the eggs, fertilize them in the lab setting and grow them in an incubator until they are qualified enough for implantation.

Additionally, thanks to our new MicroSort gender selection technologies, it is possible for us to offer gender selection for family balancing through the IUI option. This offers a less invasive method of deciding the gender of your child.