IUI

Intrauterine Insemination
What is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

With intrauterine insemination (also referred to as artificial insemination), specially prepared sperm is placed directly into a woman’s uterus around the time of ovulation. By eliminating the path that sperm would normally take to the uterus, there is a better chance that more sperm will make their way to the egg and a pregnancy will occur.

 

Selecting a sperm donor:

Donor sperm is purchased through a sperm bank and shipped directly to ORM. Selecting a donor can take anywhere from a few weeks to months, so we encourage you to begin the process early on.

 

Using a known sperm donor:

We are very happy to work with known sperm donors. Due to FDA requirements and clinic policies it will take longer to have this donor sperm available than if purchasing from a sperm bank.)

 

IUI vs. IVF

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a simple procedure that places sperm in the reproductive tract. In vitro fertilization (IVF) combines the sperm and egg (making an embryo), and the embryo is replaced in the uterus for implantation. Unsuccessful IUI does not give the patient a poorer prognosis for IVF to succeed.

IUI Medications

Clomiphene Citrate
Clomiphene Citrate (clomid, serophene) An oral medication used for ovulation induction and ovulation enhancement, often in conjunction with intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Letrozole
Letrozole (Femara™) An oral medication primarily used for the treatment of breast cancer*. It has been found to be effective in inducting ovulation.
*Like many other medication used in reproductive medicine, letrozole is not specifically marketed for use as a fertility drug. Therefore, this would be an “off-label” indication.
Ovidrel™
Ovidrel™ An injectable medication that may be used to trigger ovulation.
New Era Pharmacy

New Era Pharmacy is ORM’s preferred provider of fertility medications, as well as compounded medications. Get seamless, comprehensive care from a pharmacy specializes in fertility medications to meet the specific needs of our patients.

Contact Oregon Reproductive Medicine for more information today.

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