Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a type of fertility treatment that involves directly depositing a partner’s or donor sperm into a womb. Before IUI is carried out, you and your partner’s fertility (if applicable) will be assessed in order to determine whether IUI is suitable for you. For example, we will check the ovarian reserve and Fallopian tubes (the tubes connecting the ovaries to the womb) for the women and semen analysis for your partner (if applicable).

Please refer to the Ovarian Reserve Test and 3D HyCoSy section of the website.

To ensure we can always offer our patients the most appropriate treatment, we offer different methods of IUI. Your consultant will discuss your options and the differences between them fully at your consultation.

  • Natural cycle
  • Medicated cycle (oral or injectable fertility drugs)

On the day of the IUI procedure, the sperm sample will be prepared “washed” to produce a concentrated sample of sperm. A thin, flexible tube called a catheter is then placed inside the vagina and guided into the womb. The sperm sample is passed through the catheter and then deposited into the womb.

IUI is a minimally invasive procedure and causes no more discomfort than a cervical smear test. The procedure usually takes approximately 10 minutes.


Contact us

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our doctors you can:

  • Speak to the booking team on +44 (0)20 7837 2905  (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 6pm)
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  • Visit our Appointments page, fill out the contact form and a member of the team will be in touch

IVF Packages With Access Fertility

IVF Packages With Access Fertility
CRGH is partnering with Access Fertility to offer a series of IVF programmes and packages. For more information please click below.

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