What is IUI?
Intrauterine insemination (IUI), also referred to as artificial insemination, is a type of assisted reproductive treatment. During an IUI procedure, washed and prepared sperm is placed near the egg inside the uterus during an ovulation cycle. Fertility drugs are often used to help track ovulation and increase changes of success. The timing of insemination is critical due to the short length of an ovulation cycle and the life span of sperm.