Fertility Meds

COH and IUI Success Rates

Medication given to improve ovulation along with intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple, well-tolerated treatment. Still, it is essential to have a clear perspective about the chances of pregnancy success.  

This treatment takes about a month from start to finish. It includes oral medications such as Clomiphene (Clomid), ultrasound monitoring of the ovarian follicle sizes, and a self-administered trigger shot approximately 1-2 days before the IUI, which occurs about 2 weeks into the treatment, followed by a pregnancy test 2 weeks after that. 

Medicated IUI is best utilized in women younger than their mid-30s whose issues may include problems with ovulation or partners with very mild male factor issues. Hancock et al. reported in Fertility and Sterility that in nearly 2,000 medicated IUI cycles, the maximal CPR or clinical pregnancy rate was 16% per treatment. This is very close to the pregnancy rate that fertile people, not undergoing any fertility treatment, have in any given month of trying on their own. Therefore, patients undergoing medicated IUI may face 3 to 6 rounds of treatment to have similar success rates to a single round of IVF. 

As always, MCRM Fertility strives to keep you at the forefront of new information as it becomes available. Our team is here to support you and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please consider us your partner along your journey to fertility.

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