IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination)
At SFIRM, we perform IUI daily, including on weekends, more than 1000 times yearly, and for a large variety of clinical indications. Typically, an IUI is performed if testing reveals a problem with natural sperm exposure at the time of ovulation. This can be caused by a variety of problems including:
- Abnormal mucus/sperm interactions
- Poor sperm motility
- Low sperm count
All patients undergoing ovulation induction are offered this treatment to reduce the discomfort of intercourse and to maximize success. Since we are able to offer sperm freezing, you can benefit from insemination with frozen/thawed sperm at the time of ovulation if you have a male partner with a busy travel schedule or who lives outside of the U.S.
Donor Sperm IUI
For those couples or single women in need of a sperm donor, we offer frozen/thawed donor sperm insemination, also 7 days a week and with the utmost discretion. For a couple's convenience, we accept shipping from any sperm bank of their choice and will hold the frozen sperm for up to three months at no additional charge. Our long-standing working relationship with California Cryobank (since 1991) has helped hundreds of satisfied patients see their "dream come true".