IUI Treatment: Indications and Contradictions
To conceive, a sperm cell have “to make a long trip” from the vagina through the cervical canal and uterus to the uterine tubes. The only chance for sperm cell to perform his mission successfully is to get in the tube during the ovulation and meet the egg there. Usually, mucus of the cervical canal doesn’t let all the sperm cells pass into the uterus. Only few of the quickest can do this. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a special medical procedure which give an opportunity to avoid this barrier. In such a case, more sperm cells will meet the egg and due to this the possibility of conceive will increase.
What is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is one of the oldest and effective methods of infertility treatment according to which a man’s/donor’s specially refined sperm cell is introduced to the uterus with a catheter. The usage of a catheter seems to be the only one unnatural moment of the whole procedure. That’s why, despite the fact that Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is viewed like a method of ART, it’s at most similarto the natural process of fertilization.
What is sperm “cleaning”?
This is a special procedure conducted in the laboratory. It gives an opportunity to separate sperm cells from the sperm fluid, dead sperm cells, leucocytes, bacteriums and viruses and, at the same time, to select the sperm cells with the best morphology and mobility. Nowadays, Intrauterine Insemination is never conducted using non-refined sperm cells as it can cause different complications.
What are the indications for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) usage?
There are several indications for both spouses which allow them to use Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) with man’s or donor’s sperm cells.