The California Center for Reproductive Health and Dr. Mor have helped many women in the Los Angeles area overcome their infertility issues through a simple office based procedure called intrauterine insemination (IUI). Intrauterine insemination, otherwise known as artificial insemination, involves the placement of a processed sperm sample passed the cervix and directly into the uterine cavity at the time of ovulation.
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.