What is the difference between IUI vs. IVF treatment?

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is the process where sperm are collected and washed to prepare for insemination directly into woman’s uterus with a catheter and syringe. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment is the process where one more or more eggs are removed and fertilized by a sperm outside the human body.

What are the success rates of IUI vs. IVF?

Success rates for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) vary, the most common factor for both fertility treatments are age as a factor for success rates.

IVF treatment are almost three times more successful than IUI treatment regardless of age.

Depending on the age usually most women should consider three to five Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) using Clomid or Fermara along with IUI treatment before moving onto IVF treatments.

Clomiphene Citrate
A fertility medication also known as Clomid is used to trigger a surge of gonadotropins from the pituitary gland and stimulates ovulation to boost fertility.
Femara
A fertility medication also known as Letrozole is used for ovulation problems, PCOS, or unexplained infertility.

What is the difference in process between IUI vs. IVF treatment?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment is a more technical advanced treatment. Through IVF treatment there is more control over obtaining eggs, fertilizing eggs, ovulation monitoring, and selecting and testing the best embryos for transfers. This technical process is not done in regards to IUI treatments.


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