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Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the
flushing of specially washed sperm through a thin flexible tube (catheter)
directly into the uterus.
Artificial insemination (AI) is the placement
of sperm into a woman's cervix or vagina. The sperm then travel into the uterus
and fallopian tubes, where they may fertilize an egg.
See a picture of the
female reproductive system.
Insemination procedures can improve your chances of conceiving a
pregnancy, especially when combined with
December 7, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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