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Andheri : +91-9082514128 | Malad : +91-9930666930
Intauterine Insemination / IUI

This is a procedure which involes collection of semen sample in an authorized lab. The collected sample is then purified by removing unnecessary debris & filtering out dead sperms. Also the good quality viable sperms are then concentrated into a smaller volume to match the capacity of the uterine cavity. Then using a sterile cannula and a no touch technique these purified sperms are injected directly near the openings of the fallopian tubes. IUI have an accompanying success rate of 15 to 20%.

The methods of sperm washing and preparation differ and can be one of the following types:

  1. Double density Gradient Centrifugation
  2. Single Density Gradient centrifugation
  3. Swim Up Technique &
  4. Simple sperm Wash

The correct method of preparation of semen differs from sample to sample and needs to be individualized. Very few centres offer all of the above techniques and have knowledge of the different techniques of semen washing. Hence it is imperative that you choose your fertility centre & consultant with care.

Also it is of utmost importance that semen wash be done in the same centre where insemination will be done or as close to it as possible. This is because for every hour delay from sperm wash to insemination – a large number of sperms die.