IUI FAQ

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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

What is the success rate for IUI?

The pregnancy rate for IUI with Clomiphene Citrate ( Clomiphene Citrate/Serophene®)or Letrozole (Femara®) is approximately 13% per treatment cycle.

Is there a wait-list for IUI?

No

What is an OPK?

An OPK is an ovulation predictor kit and it is used to detect the LH surge in the menstrual cycle.

What is the best ovulation predictor kit to use?

There are four (4) kits that the clinic recommends for use with fertility medications. The kits are First Response, OvuQuick, Conceive and Clear Blue. The OPK’s may be purchased through the clinic pharmacy or your local pharmacy.

Can I use the Clear Plan Easy Ovulation Monitor?

We don’t recommend using the Clear Plan Easy Ovulation Monitor as the instructions that are given by clinic staff to organize treatment differ from the information that is provided by the manufacturer.

How many IUI’s can I do consecutively?

Generally the physician will order three (3) cycles of IUI consecutively. If pregnancy doesn’t occur a follow up visit should be scheduled to re-evaluate the treatment plan.

Do I need to use Clomiphene Citrate or Letrozole with IUI?

It is strongly recommended that women take Clomiphene Citrate (Clomiphene Citrate/Serophene®) or Letrozole (Femara®) when doing IUI as it will significantly increase the chances of success.

Is the procedure painful?

The IUI is relatively painless procedure. It is similar to having a PAP test done.

Are there restrictions to my activity following IUI?

No, after the IUI has been performed normal activities may resume.

Is IUI available to same sex couples or single women?

The clinic welcomes single women and same sex couples. IUI treatment is available to these groups using donor sperm. Additional fees and consultations are incurred when using donor sperm.