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Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

Insemination is used especially in the case of mild sperm production disorders or if there are no clear reasons for infertility.

Intrauterine insemination

In intrauterine insemination, the sperm are washed and inserted into the uterine cavity. Insemination is used if donated sperm are needed, in the case of mild sperm production disorders or if there are no clear reasons for infertility.

What happens in intrauterine insemination?

In insemination, highly motile sperm are separated from the semen by a special washing procedure and injected into the uterine cavity during ovulation. Insemination can be done in a natural menstrual cycle or together with ovulation induction treatment. Insemination is done as close to the time of ovulation as possible. The fertilisation occurs in the woman’s body. 

Approximately 10–15% of inseminations result in the fertilisation of an egg and the onset of pregnancy. Most pregnancies begin after 3–4 treatments.

Insemination with donor sperm

Donor sperm can be used in the insemination treatment if own gametes cannot be used, the male partner does not produce sperm or their sperm cannot be used due to weak quality or the risk of hereditary diseases. Donor sperm is also used for the treatment of female couples and single women.

You can choose the donor sperm from Felicitas Mehiläinen’s own sperm bank or a foreign sperm bank.

The Felicitas Mehiläinen fertility counselling service provides information on the treatment, its preconditions and the legal status of the child and the other parties involved.

You can book a free appointment with a Felicitas Mehiläinen infertility nurse if you want to learn what factors may affect your fertility or when you should have more in-depth infertility examinations. 

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Why Felicitas Mehiläinen

Felicitas Mehiläinen is the leading fertility clinic in Finland providing a wide variety of fertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to the most advanced IVF technology available today.
Over 30 years of experience has made it possible for the Felicitas Mehiläinen to offer the highest standards of patient care and reproductive health services in a modern and comfortable clinic.
Our doctors and scientists have always been at the forefront of IVF science and development; in fact, our founder, was part of the team involved in the birth of the Finland’s first IVF baby in 1984.
We always remain focused on the individual needs of each and every patient. We always put out patients first, and that is why we work so hard to listen to and treat every patient individually.