Reappraisal of clinical data supports double IUI for improved pregnancy outcomes

Keywords:

double IUI, infertility, male factor, pregnancy success


Published online: Nov 20 2018

G. Bahadur 1,2, R Homburg 2

1 Reproductive Medicine Unit, North Middlesex University Hospital, Old Admin Block, Sterling Way, London N18 1QX, UK;
2 Homerton Fertility Unit, Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK.

Abstract

Optimising pregnancy and live birth outcomes for fertility procedures is highly desirable and involves disentangling numerous potentially contributing factors. In IUI procedures would double inseminations within a cycle be beneficial? Despite mistaken belief amongst the fertility practitioners the available evidence including Cochrane review has suggested, there would be beneficial effects of utilising double IUI within a cycle. Here we examine new evidence attempting to clarify the role of double versus single IUI.