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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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.
Here are some of the major differences between IUI and IVF:
The process is quite simple and non invasive.
That’s it, you’re done! That is how simple a single cycle of IUI treatment is.
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.