Intrauterine Artificial Insemination
Also known as artificial insemination, the process is the same as induction of ovulation in terms of medication and medical observation; however, in the woman's most fertile period, the man provides semen in the doctor's office, to be prepared in the laboratory.
After preparation, the material containing the most viable sperm is placed in the uterus using a catheter. In this case, fertilization occurs inside the fallopian tubes. It is a simple, painless procedure that does not require anesthesia. More recent studies have shown better results when insemination coincides with induced ovulation through the use of hormones to induce ovulation (gonadotropins) and HCG to schedule the rupture of the follicle(s). However, it is important that the cycle be monitored by serial ultrasound (3 to 4 scans) in order to optimize results and avoid production of too many eggs, which would increase the risk of a multiple pregnancy.
Rates of success per attempt: Ranging from 15% - 20%.