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Intrauterine Insemination Clinic

At the Intrauterine Insemination Clinic,
we facilitate fertilization by assisting
the sperm to reach the egg.

For inquires:
031-782-8300(KOR) / +82-10-8866-2268(ENG)
IUI : INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION IUI is a straightforward type of assisted fertility treatment. On the same day of ovulation, sperm is collected and washed. The highest quality sperm is selected and injected into the uterus through a catheter where they are left to fertilize the eggs naturally.
  • Method of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

    There are two methods of IUI. They are natural IUI and stimulated IUI. A natural IUI cycle is when a woman ovulates naturally and will have sperm injected into her uterus during ovulation. Natural IUI is usually done for those who do not wish to have multiple pregnancies.
    A stimulated IUI induces ovulation which increases the chance of pregnancy, and also increases the chance of multiple pregnancies. To induce ovulation and generate multiple follicles, fertility drugs either oral or injections (gonadotropins) are given. Both methods use ultrasound exams to monitor and track follicle growth and to estimate the time of ovulation. If necessary, stimulant injections may be used to induce ovulation.

  • Process of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

    Once the ovulation date is confirmed by an ultrasound, the husband provides sperm sample through masturbation and is then processed in the laboratory. The highest quality sperm is selected and injected into the uterus through a catheter where they are left to fertilize the eggs naturally.
    This process is a painless, non-invasive procedure. Once the sperm is injected, after 10-15 minutes of rest, you may go home. For those who has induced their ovulation, hCG injection may be given to increase the chance of becoming pregnant.

  • Precautions Before and After Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

    Husband should avoid alcohol and hot sauna. On the day of IUI procedure, although the husband should refrain from strenuous exercise and/or work, it will be possible to return to daily activities. There are no restrictions for baths or sexual intercourse after the procedure.

  • Success Rate for IUI

    Depending on the women’s age and reason for fertility; fertility on average, women have a 10-15% chance of getting pregnant with one IUI cycle. The more IUI cycles you undergo, the higher the chance is for pregnancy. For stimulated IUI cycles, the success rate can increase to 20%.

  • Issues Related to Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

    Compared to natural pregnancy, the chances of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, fetal anomalies does not increase when undergoing IUI. However, hormone injections are used to induce hyperovulation for stimulated IUI, chances of multiple pregnancies can increase to about 20% as well as having a higher chance of experiencing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.