What is AIH and IUI?
Intra-cervical insemination of partner’s sperm (AIH)
This is a treatment option that has been used for many years. However, the indications for
inseminating the unprepared (whole) sample into the cervix are few. In couples having normal
intercourse there is no evidence that AIH increases the chances of conception. This treatment is
best reserved for those couples in whom there is a physical problem getting the sperm to the right
place. It is not helpful for couples in whom the male partner has a low sperm count or abnormal
Intra-Uterine Insemination of partner’s sperm
Intra-Uterine insemination (IUI) is the technique of placing partner?s sperm directly into the
IUI is used in cases of poor cervical mucus, unexplained infertility and some cases of male factor
infertility. There is little evidence that pregnancy rates are improved unless fertility drugs are used prior to IUI. However, it is an option which may be considered before advanced procedures
such as IVF and GIFT.