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Superovulation Intra-Uterine Insemination (SOIUI)

What Is SOIUI?

Combining Superovulation (SO) which uses hormonal medication to stimulate follicles or eggs to grow and ovulate, and Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) in which specially prepared enhanced sperms are inseminated into the uterus, SOIUI helps increase the chances of conception.

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How Does It Work?

Our Singapore fertility doctor will prescribe fertility drugs (oral or injections) to stimulate the growth of ovarian follicles. Serial ultrasound scans will help determine the number and size of eggs within the ovary. The insemination of the sperms into the uterus is performed just prior to the time of ovulation. On the day of the insemination (IUI), the male partner will be required to produce fresh semen at the fertility centre. The enhanced sperms are carefully prepared and inseminated into the uterus via a fine catheter.

After the insemination, the patient will be given hormonal medications to improve the chances of implantation and pregnancy. The patient is advised to return to our fertility clinic 14 to 17 days after the IUI for a pregnancy test.

Is It Suitable for You?

Superovulation Intra-Uterine Insemination (SOIUI) is recommended for couples who are experiencing mild male infertility, mild endometriosis, cervical factor infertility, unexplained infertility and after several failed clomiphene (ovulation medication) cycles. The female patient should have patent fallopian tubes and the husband should have a supply of reasonably healthy sperm.

Success Rates

The success rate of a SOIUI procedure is about 14 to 15% per attempt and a large part depends on the woman’s age and the man’s sperm quality.