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What is IUI?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an infertility treatment option for people who are unable to conceive through sexual intercourse and people who choose third-party reproduction. The process involves identifying and selecting the best moving sperm, then inserting sperm directly into the uterus using a flexible tube (called a catheter). This means the sperm have a shorter distance to travel to get to an unfertilized egg in the fallopian tube. The IUI procedure is carefully timed with ovulation.

What is the difference between IUI and in vitro fertilization (IVF)?

With IUI, the sperm and egg meet inside your body by using a catheter to insert the sperm into your uterus. With IVF, the sperm and egg are combined together in a lab, then transferred into the uterus.

How much does IUI cost?

Of the many fertility treatments available, IUI is one of the least expensive. The cost varies based on your health and the number of attempts made to become pregnant. Our financial advisor can help you understand your insurance coverage and self-pay options. Illinois residents benefit from state laws requiring specific group insurance plans and health maintenance organizations to cover infertility diagnosis and treatment.

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At the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility, we offer the highest level of care and the personalized attention you deserve to pursue your family building goals. Our board-certified specialists will partner closely with you, exploring every option possible to support your vision for your family.

Convenient Clinic Locations in Hyde Park, South Loop and Hinsdale

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