Couples with fertility issues have a lower chance of conceiving naturally. SO-IUI is an assisted reproductive technique that can help couples improve their chances of pregnancy.
During this procedure, fertility drugs are given to the patient, over the course of five days, to stimulate the production and ovulation of two to three mature ovarian follicles (eggs). On the day of the insemination, the prepared sperm is then placed directly into the uterus via intrauterine insemination.
This procedure may increase the success rate of conception by up to 18 per cent per cycle*.
*Based on Raffles Fertility Centre’s success rate in 2014 - 2017. Individual results may vary.
Who Is Suitable for SO-IUI?
- Couples should be below 40 years of age and have a BMI below 30
- Females should have normal ovarian reserves at AMH / AFC / FSH levels
- The semen quality of males should be: satisfactory / mild sperm factor
- Females should have at least ONE patent fallopian tube
Couples who are not suitable for SO-IUI can consider other assisted conception programmes, such as In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF).