IUI is a non-invasive infertility procedure where the sperm is placed in the woman’s uterus at the time when she is ovulating. It is a simple procedure which is done in the doctor’s clinic without the use of anesthesia.
You may need a donor sperm insemination if you are suffering from the complete absence of sperms or azoospermia. Though, you may also have the option of undergoing testicular biopsy during which the doctor tries to retrieve the sperm if present from the testicles.
When talking about infertility treatment, IVF and ICSI are their main segments which fall under test tube baby procedure. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a procedure where the female eggs (oocyte) are incubated with around 50000 sperms so that the eggs are fertilized in a natural way.
Couples undergoing IVF treatment are very much aware of the fact that there is always a possibility of a failure of the IVF cycle. Do not let this fact scare you as with every passing year medical science is coming out with better and more innovative procedures and techniques.
Nowadays, people tend to freeze their eggs, sperms and embryos for various reasons like advancing age which decreases the quality of the eggs and sperms or treatments like chemotherapy and radiation which has a devastating effect on the fertility of the person who may find it hard to conceive naturally.