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Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

It may be suggested that you try intrauterine insemination (IUI) before IVF, as it is cheaper and less invasive.

However, success rates are not high and it is not usually offered by the NHS unless there are specific reasons to consider it.

During IUI, a sperm sample is prepared, and sperm is inserted directly into the womb through the vagina just before ovulation is due.

Sometimes a woman takes some drugs during a cycle of IUI but alternatively it may be carried out without drugs.




NHS: Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

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