The best quality sperm is selected, then placed into the womb during peak fertility (ovulation).
Intra Uterine Insemination is a treatment whereby the woman is helped to conceive by specially prepared sperm being placed directly into the womb at the time when eggs are being released.
Production of eggs is helped by the use of fertility drugs. When you are about to ovulate, the most motile sperm will be used for insemination.
Sperm can be your partner's or from a donor.
If you are using sperm from a donor this is known as donor insemination (DI). It is carried out when sperm are completely absent, the partner has a very low sperm count or if they carry a genetic disorder.
We have a sperm bank for patients who require donor insemination. All our sperm donors are background checked with extensive screening and full medical examinations. Donors can be selected based on their physical characteristics, their employment, education and hobbies. All patients having treatment using donor sperm are required to use our counselling service, to fully explore the implications of donor insemination, before making any final decisions.
Risk factors to consider for home insemination
Artificial insemination is commonly used by people who require donated sperm in their fertility treatment, including single women, same sex women and some heterosexual couples Read more...