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IUI or IVF? What to Consider

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) vs. in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a question fertility doctors get asked a lot? Which is better, IUI or IVF? What does IUI cost vs IVF? IUI vs IVF.

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What’s Important After Your IUI?

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Doing nothing!

by Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, Nov. 18, 2009

We modern women don’t generally like the idea of sitting back and doing nothing – especially when we're trying so hard to get pregnant. But when it comes to increasing our chances of conception after an Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), lying back may be exactly what we need to do.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

<b>The procedure and its success rates.</b>

Artificial insemination (AI) it is the least complex of the assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and is often tried as a first treatment in uncomplicated cases of infertility. AI involves preparing and delivering sperm so that a highly concentrated amount of active, motile sperm are placed directly into the cervix, called intra-cervical insemination or into the uterus, called intrauterine insemination (IUI). The standard procedure practiced in most clinics is IUI.

Do You Have Unexplained Infertility?

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<b>Study shows a faster, less-expensive, safer route to pregnancy.</b>

There is exciting and hopeful news for patients with unexplained infertility. A recent study demonstrates that in bypassing IUI with injectable medications and going straight to IVF, patients will get pregnant at a faster rate, save money, and lessen the chance of having multiple births.

Sperm Donation

<b>Find out if donation is right for you and how to go about finding a donor.</b>

Donated sperm can be used in a variety of ways to help single women and couples build biological or genetic families.

Who are candidates for donated sperm?

  • Single women and lesbian couples. The sole means for women without male partners to become biological parents is via donated sperm or a donated embryo.
  • Heterosexual couples in which the male is sterile, has a low sperm count or poor sperm quality. In fact, in about 40 percent of infertile couples, the male’s sperm is the sole or contributing factor.
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