The best medical solution for nonpregnancy has become easier with modern fertility treatments. IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) and IUI (Intrauterine insemination) are the best two infertility treatments for couples to increase their conceiving chances. Both procedures are successful at helping a couple to have a biological child. But there is a difference in how the procedures are performed. 

When you decide on infertility treatments, you should be aware of the differences between IUI and IVF to ensure you choose the right one for you.

Know About IUI and IVF Procedures


IUI is a process of collecting healthy sperm from the male partner or a donor and injecting it into the uterus at the time of ovulation. In the very first step, the collected sperm will be thawed and cleaned to remove unwanted impurities. Then the healthy and quality sperm is directly injected into the woman’s uterus for fertilization. The chances of conception are high if highly concentrated healthy sperm is used. Once fertilization is successful, the embryo begins to develop because the IUI process helps the sperm reach the egg faster. IUI treatment is successful at welcoming a new baby into your family.


IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is also a popular assisted-reproductive technique. The process involves collecting male sperm and female eggs and combining them in a lab for fertilization. Then the fertilized egg or embryo will be transferred to the woman’s uterus for implantation. The woman will be given medications to let a greater number of eggs to mature and prepare them for fertilization. The IVF process involves several steps and it takes several months for the process to complete. IVF can increase your chances of conception if you have infertility issues. But every person’s body is not the same and the success rate is based on your age, fertility problem, etc.

The Major Difference Between IUI And IVF Treatment

Both IVF and IUI are infertility treatments, but they differ in the way how fertilization takes place. In the IUI process, fertilization takes place inside the uterus once the sperm is injected into the uterus. If fertilization takes place, the embryo gets implanted there itself. Wheresas in IVF, fertilization takes place in a lab. Once the embryo is formed, it is inserted into the uterus for implantation in the uterus lining. This leads to pregnancy and can deliver a healthy baby.

IUI treatment is less expensive and less invasive when compared to IVF treatment as IVF uses multiple medical technologies to fertilize babies in labs. The IUI process involves a few steps and takes less time whereas the IVF process involves several steps and takes several months. But IVF has higher chances of pregnancy when compared to the IUI success rate. Doctors recommend couples to undergo two to three rounds of IUI before undergoing an IVF procedure.

What Are the Many Causes to Pursue IUI?

IUI treatment is usually recommended for couples facing the following conditions:

  • Delayed ejaculation: Male partner faces difficulty ejaculating after intercourse.
  • Ovulation disorders: Women who do not release an egg regularly cannot become pregnant through intercourse. 
  • Cervical hostility: The cervical mucus in women destroys the sperm before it reaches the egg.
  • Unexplained fertility: Couples may have issues with poor egg quality, sperm function, or fallopian tubes that are difficult to treat.

Who Can Have IVF Procedure?

Couples facing the following conditions usually go for IVF treatment:

  • Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a painful disease where the endometrium grows outside the uterus. It can be found on fallopian tube, ovaries, or intestine. It can cause inflammation and further lead to scar tissue.
  • Uterine fibroids: This causes discomfort and may lead to complications such as heavy blood loss and constipation. Women who are suffering from endometriosis can benefit from IVF which can increase their chances of conception.
  • Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes: A damaged or blocked fallopian tube is a common cause of female infertility. IVF can help people with blocked or damaged fallopian as the fertilization that occurs at the fallopian tube is bypassed. Fertilization of the egg takes place outside of the body in the IVF process.
  • Low sperm count: Diabetes, high blood pressure, and peripheral vascular disease can cause a man to have a low sperm count.

Which Treatment Is Much More Suited to My Body?

Every human body is incredibly unique. The treatment suitable for one patient may not be suitable for the other patient. The doctor will consider various factors such as age, fertility issue you have and its cause, etc. before deciding the right one for you. Doctors prepare couples to be mentally and physically strong and ready for IUI and IVF treatments.

Looking for Assistance in Choosing Between IVF and IUI? Angels Fertility Can Help You

If you are confused about whether IVF or IUI is suitable for you, fertility doctors at Angels Fertility can let you choose the best solution for you. Angels Fertility has helped several couples to have a biological child using various assisted reproductive techniques (ART). They have excelled in all types of ART methods and can guide you well. They also ensure to use the latest technology to make the treatment less invasive and safe for the patients. To know your right treatment solution, book an appointment with one of our doctors by giving us a call.