April 4, 2008

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – The Artificial Method For Conception

Posted in Category : Women's Health

In Intrauterine insemination (IUI) the male sperm is put inside the female uterus by artificial method. This method is used when the male is not able to ejaculate in the female vagina in a natural way or if the female womb is not allowing the sperm to enter into the uterus.

This method is employed if the male is unable to ejaculate properly due to psychological problems, if he is suffering from retrograde ejaculation or if the man sperm is not suitable to impregnate the woman. The method is also applied if the womans cervix is not allowing the sperm to enter into the uterus.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is done when the women is ready to produce eggs i.e. during the ovulation period. The days between the day 12 and the day 15 during the menstrual cycle is considered to be the most ideal period of intrauterine insemination (IUI). It might differ depending on the menstrual cycle of the women, so better to take doctors advice to find out when your ovary is ready to produce mature eggs.

The ultrasound technique, ovulation predictor kit or other external symptoms can be used to judge when the body is ready for ovulation. The best quality mobile sperm is selected and is then put into the uterus with the help of a catheter. If the male partner is unable to produce the sperm then one can also go for donor sperms.  But before going for donor sperm, it should be checked for diseases like HIV or hepatitis.

The most important part of it is to separate the best sperm from male and to successfully put in the females uterus. The best sperm can be separated in the laboratory by washing the semen in a culture media. The man can also masturbate and collect his sperm; this collected sperm can then be put inside the uterus.

The method is simple and highly reliable.