Intrauterine insemination, more commonly known as artificial insemination, is a procedure that places sperm in the uterus. Using the husband's sperm or donor sperm, this procedure involves two separate processes: preparation of the sperm ("washing"), then placement of the sperm into the uterus.
Intrauterine insemination can be used for several reasons, including:
- The sperm is incompatible with the woman's mucus
- Thick cervical mucus
- Cervical stenosis (cervical canal has an extremely small opening)
- Sperm count is low
- Activity of the sperm is low
- Unexplained infertility
For more information about intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination) or to schedule an appointment with Gundersen Fertility Center, call (608) 775-2306 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 52306.