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Insemination procedures use a thin flexible tube (catheter) to place sperm directly into the vagina, cervix, or uterus. The sperm then travel to the fallopian tubes, where they may fertilize an egg. If the sperm are placed in the uterus, it's called intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Insemination procedures can improve the chances of pregnancy for some people with infertility problems.
Current as of: February 11, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine
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