IUI Treatment in India

May 2, 2024
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How much does IUI treatment cost in India?

Infertility was a significant problem that was left untreated due to the taboo surrounding it. However, with the advancement of reproductive technologies, infertility is no longer a challenge. Fertility Treatments allow anybody to have a baby at whichever age they choose to do so. Whenever people think of assisted reproduction technology, IVF is the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is not the only method of conception in the case of infertility. IUI is also one of the fast advancing and also costs significantly less than IVF. Even if you require multiple cycles of treatment, the total cost will be lesser.

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What is IUI?

IUI stands for intrauterine insemination. It is essentially a simple fertility treatment that can be done with or without the use of fertility drugs. The procedure involves the direct transfer of processed semen into the female uterus. Does the process sound quite similar to artificial insemination? That is because Artificial Insemination (AI) and IUI are the same. IUI has an impressive success rate of almost 80% success rate within 3 to 6 cycles, in the right patients.

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How is IUI different from IVF?

Here are some of the major differences between IUI and IVF:

  • The fertilization process in IVF is done outside the human body, in a petri dish. In the case of IUI, washed  semen is instilled into the woman’s uterus.
  • A single cycle of IUI has a success rate of about 10-20% only, whereas IVF has a success rate of about 65-72%.
  • A cycle of IUI is significantly cheaper than a cycle of IVF

Steps for IUI treatment

The process is quite simple and non invasive.

  • On the day of the insemination, your partner will have to come with you and give a semen sample. If you opt for a sperm donor, the donor sample will already be thawed and ready for the procedure.
  • The semen sample collected, is washed so that only good-quality sperms  remain, and all other impurities are removed.
  • A catheter containing the washed sperm is placed in your cervix and the filtered semen inserted into your uterus.

That’s it, you’re done! That is how simple a single cycle of IUI treatment is.

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Cost of IUI treatment in India

As mentioned before, IUI is not a very expensive form of fertility treatment. In general, a single cycle of IUI treatment costs approximately 15000 INR inclusive of all tests and medication. However, this is  not inclusive of the charges for the sperm donor.

IUI treatment is a simple fertility treatment that shortens the journey of the sperm to the uterus, thereby reducing the obstacles in the way and increasing the chances of pregnancy.