IVF vs IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)

WHO, world health organisation, defined infertility as a disease where reproductive system has failed due to any issue. This infertility problem is increasing among all over world and more than 30 % women are not able to give birth to a child. If a woman is 36 years old or more than 36 years, she should have to contact female specialist and must diagnose this problem. There are many causes for infertility problem and you should know about those causes so that you can avoid them.

Causes for infertility problem are:

  • Age
  • Eating disorders
  • Overweight or underweight
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal problems
  • Damage to your fallopian tubes
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Kidney or liver diseases
  • Ovulation disorder
  • Low sperm count

There are two medical solutions available for infertility problem which are IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) and IUI (Intrauterine Insemination). Both the process is used by couples who has faced problem in having child. But, there are some difference IVF and IUI and you can get the difference here.


IVF is the most successful process for reproduction which includes four steps. Before starting this process, every couple must check its advantages and disadvantages. Steps of IVF are:

Step 1: Ovulation induction

Step 2: Egg Retrieval

Step 3: Fertilization

Step 4: Embryo transfer and implantation

IVF process completed in single cycle or in multiple cycles which are varies from woman to woman. Cost of IVF also depends on cycle and

The success rate of IVF Procedure is 40-60%.


IUI is a reproduction procedure during which concentrated and processed male sperm are inserted directly into a woman’s uterus. This procedure is done on time according to a woman’s ovulation, and may be performed one to two times in the days when ovulation detection is found. After ovulation, woman’s egg is picked up by the fallopian tube and waits there for the sperm. In the IUI procedure higher concentrated and good quality sperm place where the egg is waiting and pregnancy process will start.

The Success rate of IUI is 15-20%.

IUI can be used when the tubes are patent but IVF is the procedure of choice in case of blocked fallopian tubes. If IUI is not successful for 3 cycles, then IVF is the next procedure of Choice.

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