Intrauterine insemination

Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the process of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and how it is used to increase the odds of conception
What is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
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Intrauterine insemination

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Intrauterine insemination is a technology that we use when the sperm parameters are subnormal. IUI or intrauterine insemination involves the male giving us an ejaculate and we put it through a filtration system. It is a density gradient. And what happens is that the good sperm, the normally shaped sperm and the motile sperm, are filtered out from the bad sperm and we concentrate it into a small fluid volume that we can then place that small amount of fluid with a highly concentrated sperm group directly into the woman´s uterus. It is a simple, non painful, office procedure that is done at the time she is ovulating and we can get thousands of time higher numbers of sperm into her reproductive tract than what occurs with intercourse alone.

Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the process of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and how it is used to increase the odds of conception

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Richard Marrs, MD

Fertility Specialist

Dr. Richard Marrs is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. He studied medicine and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Texas before moving to Southern California to study Reproductive Endocrinology. While at the University of Southern California, he developed one of the country’s first IVF programs, which is responsible for the second IVF birth in the United States and the first birth from cryopreserved embryos in the United States in 1986. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of IVF. He has published over 200 papers and books in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and In Vitro Fertilization and is a prominent figure in the national and international infertility communities. In 1996, he published a book for couples called the Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant.

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