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What is IUI?

Intra Uterine Insemination, or IUI, involves directly inserting specially washed sperm into a woman’s womb at the most fertile point in her menstrual cycle. Doctors use hormone blood tests and monitoring scans to keep track of the cycle and pinpoint the time at which ovulation occurs, then they introduce the sperm into the uterus in a simple non-invasive theatre procedure.

The IUI treatment can occur during the natural cycle or, if required, a woman’s ovulation can be stimulated with an injection of human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) to induce the release of eggs.

There is no egg collection involved in IUI, and the procedure is usually easy and pain free.

Who is it for?

  • Those with a good ovarian reserve and open fallopian tubes
  • Same sex couples and single women who only need donor sperm to concieve

Want more information about IUI?

Download our free brochure to find out more about IUI.

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What are the benefits of IUI?


The lack of fertility drugs and medical procedures means that IUI is the safest form of fertility treatment and avoids the potential side effects that come with some forms of IVF.

Good for single women & lesbian couples
Good for single women & lesbian couples
Good for single women & lesbian couples
Good for single women & lesbian couples

For those with a good egg reserve, IUI is a cheaper and less invasive option.


IUI is the most affordable form of assisted reproduction treatment.


There is no egg collection involved in IUI, meaning that there is no invasive procedure and sedation is not required.


Your IUI journey at CREATE

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  • Virtual Consultation

    The first step in your journey will be a Virtual Consultation with one of our highly experienced Fertility Consultants, which you can do via video or phone, from your own home.

  • Treatment consultation

    2 weeks before the start of your period you will come in to meet with a fertility nurse who will talk you through your treatment plan and go through the consent forms with you.

  • Scans & blood tests

    You will have 2 or 3 monitoring scans to monitor the growth of your follicles and track ovulation.

  • Sperm preparation

    Once the time is right to perform the IUI, the sperm sample will be washed and prepared before the procedure.

  • Insemination

    Just as you have ovulated, the sperm will be introduced into the uterus through a thin catheter.

  • Pregnancy test

    We will invite you back to the clinic for a pregnancy blood test and give you the test results by the end of the day.

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IUI costs from £795*

Our treatment package includes:

-Monitoring scans
-Sperm preparation
-Insemination procedure
-Clinical advice
-Early pregnancy scan

The cost of IUI treatment will depend on your individual circumstances and your personalised treatment plan will be explained to you in more detail at your Initial Consultation, if you wish to find out more please download our price guide or give us a call.

Required additions: There are additional costs which cover HFEA fees, donor sperm and medication (if required) that are not included in the price stated above. An exact quote will be given at your initial consultation.


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