Last ejaculation[ edit ] How long the man has abstained prior to providing a semen sample correlates with the results of semen analysis and also with success rates in assisted reproductive technology ART. Both a too short period of time since last ejaculation and a too long one reduce semen quality. An abstinence period of only 1 or 2 days produce the highest pregnancy rates per IUI cycle compared with longer intervals of ejaculatory abstinence. This intercourse advantage is even greater for men with oligospermia. It cannot be explained by presence of visual perception of physical attractiveness alone during stimulation,   although there may be a slight correlation. Home or in clinic[ edit ] The sperm quality is better if the sample is collected at home than in the clinics.
The IUI Cycle
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What is an IUI and how is it done? An IUI -- intrauterine insemination -- is performed by threading a very thin flexible catheter through the cervix and injecting washed sperm directly into the uterus. Sometimes when the cervix is hard to reach a tenaculum is used to hold the cervix, which makes the process a bit more uncomfortable. A typical "Tomcat" catheter is shown below. Where is the sperm collected?
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By Sara SDx T Ejaculation , fertility , fertility treatment , low sperm count , sperm motility , Trying to conceive 4 Comments Intrauterine insemination IUI is a popular first line fertility treatment option for couples who struggle to conceive on their own. It is particularly effective for couples who have difficulty with ovulation, cervical issues, low sperm count, sexual dysfunction, unexplained infertility or mild endometriosis. What is an Intrauterine Insemination?
The results of several studies have been consistent in showing this. Many couples with a female partner over 40 will move fairly quickly to IVF treatment Two issues pushing for this are the low success rates with IUIs over 40 and the understanding that there is an ever-shortening fertility window The table above shows results from one large study of IUIs using Clomid Most studies have shown a success rate delivery of a baby at age 41 of about: Mild endometriosis has been shown in some studies to give slightly lower success rates with IUI as compared to unexplained infertility.