Our office provides intrauterine inseminations also known as IUIs or artificial insemination in the Oahu fertility clinic, in Honolulu and windward Oahu (Kailua). Your physician at Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology can help you determine if Intrauterine Insemination may be a good treatment choice for you.
Sperm is carefully washed and prepared so that the most motile and viable sperm are concentrated into a very small volume to be injected into the uterine cavity. Higher sperm counts increase the odds of success, however, there is little difference between success with good-average counts and those with high counts.
The most accurate semen analysis is the one that has been produced at the lab and evaluated promptly. We strongly urge you to produce the specimen at our facility if at all possible. However, we understand that this is not feasible for all couples. Please follow the instructions below for home collections:
The option of donor sperm has been available to those couples with severe male infertility for a long time. Now with the addition of ICSI almost all severe male factor infertility is treatable. However, some couples may choose to use donor sperm from one of many certified sperm banks across the country. Once a donor is chosen, the sperm is washed and prepared in a similar fashion to that of an IUI. Donor sperm intrauterine insemination is also available for women without a sexual partner or for lesbian couples.