Artificial Insemination (IUI), also known as intrauterine insemination, is a procedure in which sperm from a partner or donor is injected into the uterine cavity through a thin catheter inserted into the uterine cavity via the cervix. Donor sperm can be obtained from a known donor or anonymous donor through a registered sperm bank.
This procedure offers a means of achieving pregnancy when intercourse is not effective or preferred.
Is Intrauterine Insemination Safe?
Yes, pregnancy resulting from IUI carries no greater health risk than a pregnancy resulting from intercourse. Anonymous donors accepted by a sperm bank are carefully screened through a detailed medical history including family history, a comprehensive exam and labs testing. They are tested for all sexual transmitted infection including HIV. They are also screened for inheritable genetic disorders.