Intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) (artificial insemination) is a simple procedure involving the placement of sperm passed the cervix and directly into the uterine cavity. The procedure may have specific indications, such as male factor, cervical factor, or unexplained infertility. Prior to insemination, an ejaculate is washed and processed in an effort to enhance sperm quality. The washed specimen is loaded into a soft catheter, which is then gently inserted into the uterine cavity. Insemination is typically performed around the time of ovulation in a natural (unstimulated) cycle, or along with ovulation induction or superovulation. 


An experienced artificial insemination clinic will use various techniques to enhance the IUI process. At the California Center for Reproductive Health, prior to every insemination procedure, a careful ultrasound is performed to determine the shape and position of the uterus, as well as the angle of entry between the cervical canal and the uterine cavity (the cervico-uterine junction). The ultrasound exam also evaluates the ovaries to determine if ovulation had occurred or is about to occur, confirming that the timing for IUI is appropriate. Next, a special flexible thin catheter (pre-loaded with washed sperm) is carefully advanced through the cervix and into the uterine cavity. Care is placed at avoiding contact with the top of the uterine cavity to prevent uterine contractions (cramps). If difficulty is encoutered at entering the uterine cavity, a different "memory" catheter is employed which can be shaped to the specific angle between the cervix and uterus, allowing easy access into the uterine cavity. If entry into the uterine cavity is still challenging, additional measures such as filling the urinary bladder (which straightens the path of entry from the cervix to the uterus) can be used for optimal catheter placement. As expected from a leading artificial insemination clinic, the IUI procedure at our Center is often a simple and gentle process with minimal discomfort.


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Eliran Mor, MD • Encino, Santa Monica, Valencia & West Hollywood, CA

Reproductive Endocrinologist located in Encino, Santa Monica, Valencia & West Hollywood, CA • Irene Woo, MD

Doctor Mor received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University-Sackler School of Medicine in Israel. He completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, Dr. Mor completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. Doctor Mor is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Throughout his career Dr. Mor has researched many topics in infertility and human reproduction, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); emergency contraception; neuroendocrinology; insulin resistance; male factor infertility; donor sperm insemination; tubal factor infertility; IVF stimulation protocols; congenital uterine anomalies; tubal gamete/embryo transfer (GIFT/ZIFT/TET); pregnancy at advanced reproductive age; and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and continues to do so today. He is a member, in excellent standing, of multiple prestigious medical societies, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and remains a Clinical Instructor at USC.

Doctor Mor is one fertility expert who is constantly striving to stay on the cutting-edge of fertility treatments and human reproduction. In addition to monthly Journal Club meetings/publication review sessions and educational seminars/lectures, Dr. Mor attends at least two major Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility meetings each year in an effort to present his patients with the latest in innovative reproductive care. Only interventions that have been tested and validated through multiple good studies are adopted in Dr. Mor’s practice, in an effort to administer safe and effective treatments to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

A true “patients’ doctor,” Dr. Mor is and will be your physician throughout your fertility journey! All consultations, after-hour inquiries, pelvic examinations, ultrasound examinations, diagnostic procedures, assisted reproductive procedures (egg retrievals, embryo transfers...), and surgical procedures, if needed, will be performed by Dr. Mor. Involvement in every aspect of your fertility care and complete micromanagement of your treatment makes Dr. Mor your ideal partner in your path to becoming pregnant.

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Doctor Mor received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University-Sackler School of Medicine in Israel. He completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, Dr. Mor completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. Doctor Mor is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Throughout his career Dr. Mor has researched many topics in infertility and human reproduction, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); emergency contraception; neuroendocrinology; insulin resistance; male factor infertility; donor sperm insemination; tubal factor infertility; IVF stimulation protocols; congenital uterine anomalies; tubal gamete/embryo transfer (GIFT/ZIFT/TET); pregnancy at advanced reproductive age; and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and continues to do so today. He is a member, in excellent standing, of multiple prestigious medical societies, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and remains a Clinical Instructor at USC.

Doctor Mor is one fertility expert who is constantly striving to stay on the cutting-edge of fertility treatments and human reproduction. In addition to monthly Journal Club meetings/publication review sessions and educational seminars/lectures, Dr. Mor attends at least two major Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility meetings each year in an effort to present his patients with the latest in innovative reproductive care. Only interventions that have been tested and validated through multiple good studies are adopted in Dr. Mor’s practice, in an effort to administer safe and effective treatments to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

A true “patients’ doctor,” Dr. Mor is and will be your physician throughout your fertility journey! All consultations, after-hour inquiries, pelvic examinations, ultrasound examinations, diagnostic procedures, assisted reproductive procedures (egg retrievals, embryo transfers...), and surgical procedures, if needed, will be performed by Dr. Mor. Involvement in every aspect of your fertility care and complete micromanagement of your treatment makes Dr. Mor your ideal partner in your path to becoming pregnant.

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Doctor Mor is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility expert with extensive experience in the most advanced fertility treatments available. Under his leadership, CCRH has become renowned for superior reproductive care, receiving rave reviews year after year. The Center is a boutique practice with exceptionally personalized service, customized and individually-tailored to each person or couple's needs with unmatched results.

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Professional Affiliations/Resources

The physicians and staff of the California Center for Reproductive Health are dedicated to patient education and care. The Center is affiliated with several prestigious medical societies and organizations aimed at educating both healthcare professionals and patients and at improving patient care. The following is a list of professional affiliations:

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