Indication of IUI
- A woman’s cervical mucus is scant or hostile to sperm. Through IUI, sperm directly reaches the uterus, bypassing the cervix and the cervical mucus.
- The man has a low sperm count, though the sperm should be healthy.
- Male infertility due to antibodies to his own sperm. Sperm not damaged by the antibodies will be separated and used in the IUI process.
- sexual dysfunction- dyspareunia, erectile dysfuction, vaginismus
- Unexplained infertility
- Serodiscordant couple- HIV, hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
- Retrograde ejaculation, a condition where the semen goes back into the bladder rather than being expelled from the body.
- Couples who cannot naturally have intercourse due to disability, injury or premature ejaculation.
In the process of iui, the fertilisation of the egg and sperm occurs naturally, although the sperm is given a kind of “push” into the uterus. For this reason, both partners must meet certain criteria in order to have the best chances at success with IUI.