In IUI, the semen simply has to be processed in the laboratory and introduced into the uterus, which can be done in the gynecological office itself. In IVF, on the other hand, the eggs must be surgically removed, fertilized in the laboratory, the embryos must be cultivated and transferred in the operating room. In addition, the cost of medicines and necessary material is also much higher than in IUI.
Why is IVF more expensive than IUI?
By Dra. María Calomarde Rees M.D. (gynecologist), Mark P. Trolice M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E. (reproductive endocrinologist), Marta Zermiani M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Miguel Angel Checa Vizcaino M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Óscar Oviedo Moreno M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 05/15/2020