IUI conception rates

Why are the odds of conceiving - with donor sperm - through IUI so low? It seems surprising when the timing is done to such perfection.

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 12 years, 6 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

The success rate with donor insemination per cycle is low but this is thought to be similar to natural conception rates.  A better way to look at results is over a course of treatment (3-5 cycles).