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Does intra-uterine insemination have a place in modern ART practice?

Does intra-uterine insemination have a place in modern ART practice?
Does intra-uterine insemination have a place in modern ART practice?

Intra-uterine insemination (IUI) is a cheaper, less intensive treatment modality for achieving a pregnancy in couples with specific indications. The use of IUI seems to have declined after NICE guideline 2013 (CG 156) recommended IVF over IUI in couples with unexplained and mild male factor infertility. This review examines the current evidence and the applicability of IUI as a first-line option of treatment in couples with unexplained and mild male factor subfertility. The outcome of the review supports this argument. It is likely that IUI will re-emerge as an effective treatment option and thereby increase the choice to patients. However, there is a need for ongoing research and investment into funding of good quality trials to improve and strengthen the evidence base.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI), Mild male factor infertility, Ovarian stimulation, Unexplained infertility
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Kandavel, Valarmathy
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Cheong, Ying
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Kandavel, Valarmathy
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Cheong, Ying
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Kandavel, Valarmathy and Cheong, Ying (2018) Does intra-uterine insemination have a place in modern ART practice? Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53, 3-10. (doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2018.08.003).

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Abstract

Intra-uterine insemination (IUI) is a cheaper, less intensive treatment modality for achieving a pregnancy in couples with specific indications. The use of IUI seems to have declined after NICE guideline 2013 (CG 156) recommended IVF over IUI in couples with unexplained and mild male factor infertility. This review examines the current evidence and the applicability of IUI as a first-line option of treatment in couples with unexplained and mild male factor subfertility. The outcome of the review supports this argument. It is likely that IUI will re-emerge as an effective treatment option and thereby increase the choice to patients. However, there is a need for ongoing research and investment into funding of good quality trials to improve and strengthen the evidence base.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 25 August 2018
Published date: November 2018
Keywords: Intrauterine insemination (IUI), Mild male factor infertility, Ovarian stimulation, Unexplained infertility

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Local EPrints ID: 426576
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426576
ISSN: 1521-6934
PURE UUID: 85e46054-364b-4a9a-b313-4a5f08aaf278
ORCID for Ying Cheong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7687-4597

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Date deposited: 30 Nov 2018 17:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 06:59

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Author: Valarmathy Kandavel
Author: Ying Cheong ORCID iD

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