The technique of placing sperm into the female reproductive tract has long been used as a technique to improve fertility. Today, that technique is called intrauterine insemination, or IUI. This process increases the chance that more sperm than normal reaches the site of the egg, thereby increasing the chances of fertilization. IUI can be used as a treatment for couples where the male has a low sperm count or low motility, where there are problems with having timely or effective intercourse, or even when there is no identifiable problem but a couple still has not been able to have a child.
At the Wisconsin Fertility Institute, we perform intrauterine inseminations for couples daily, seven days a week. We take extraordinary precautions to insure that each sample is handled professionally and accurately to insure the best outcome possible. Each sample for IUI also has a semen analysis, enabling us to quantify the number and quality of sperm provided.