Definitions for "Intrauterine insemination"
a technique in which a physician places prepared sperm directly in the uterus around the time of ovulation. The sperm should find its way to the fallopian tubes where, hopefully, an oocyte is available for possible penetration and fertilization.
IUI is the insertion of sperm that have been carefully washed and prepared directly into the uterus at the time of ovulation. IUI is usually performed in couples with male factor infertility such as low sperm concentration or decreased sperm motility.
A procedure in which sperm are placed directly into the uterus near the time of ovulation. This procedure is most commonly performed when there are problems with the sperm, such as too few sperm, poor sperm movement, or a problem with the sperm interacting with the cervical mucus. IUI increases the chances of pregnancy because the sperm are placed directly in the uterus, bypassing the cervix and improving the delivery of the sperm to the egg. This procedure can be performed using either the partner's sperm or donor sperm.