Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the flushing of specially washed sperm through a thin flexible tube (catheter) directly into the uterus.
Artificial insemination (AI) is the placement of sperm into a woman's cervix or vagina. The sperm then travel into the uterus and fallopian tubes, where they may fertilize an egg.
See a picture of the female reproductive system.
Insemination procedures can improve your chances of conceiving a pregnancy, especially when combined with superovulation treatment.
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Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofJune 4, 2014
Current as of: June 4, 2014
Author: Healthwise Staff
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