The IUI procedre consists of the steps shown in the image:
- Controlled ovarian stimulation
- the woman will be administered a low dose of hormone to stimulate the development of 1-2 ovarian follicles, a sufficient quantity to carry out an insemination.
- Semen Thawing
- the semen sample is thawed and the number of spermatozoa is analyzed in the laboratory.
- consists of introducing the sperm sample through the vagina with the help of a fine cannula. The seminal sample is deposited in the uterus while waiting for the meeting between the egg and the sperm, that is, fertilization.
Once the insemination is performed, the patient must wait at least 12-15 days to perform a pregnancy test and for the result to be reliable.
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), María José Martínez-Cañavate Montero M.D. (gynecologist), Mark P. Trolice M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E. (reproductive endocrinologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 10/10/2022