Penn Fertility Care

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

When is IUI Used?

IUI is a fertility treatment often selected for couples who have been trying to conceive for at least one year but who have no known reasons for their infertility. It may also be selected as a fertility treatment with the following conditions:

  • low sperm count
  • low sperm motility
  • donor sperm
  • sexual dysfunction

Although IUI still requires the sperm to reach and fertilize the egg on its own. IUI provides the sperm an advantage by giving it a head start, but it still has to seek out the egg on its own.