Intrauterine insemination, also known as artificial insemination or IUI, is a solution to infertility. Prior to insemination, women are often given medication to stimulate multiple egg development. The male partner's sperm is artificially inseminated into the woman's uterine cavity in hopes of fertilizing an egg. A semen specimen is produced and then "washed" to separate the sperm from other components before being placed into the uterus.
The insemination procedure takes a few minutes. The risks of this procedure are low and the success rate varies depending on many conditions. Intrauterine insemination is found to be a more successful procedure than intracervical insemination.