IUI vs IVF: Which fertility treatment is better?

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IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) are both assisted reproductive technologies used to help couples conceive when natural methods aren’t successful. Before reading comparison, we will highly recommend you to read about- IUI and IVF procedure as an initial step so that following content is comprehensible.

Comparison between IUI and IVF

AspectIntrauterine Insemination (IUI)In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
DiagnosisTypically used for mild male infertility, cervical mucus issues, or unexplained infertility.Used for severe male infertility, tubal issues, endometriosis, or when other treatments like IUI have failed.
Treatment Process– Monitoring of ovulation cycle.
– Semen sample collection and sperm preparation.
– Placement of washed sperm directly into the uterus through a catheter.
– Ovarian stimulation with hormone injections to produce multiple eggs.
– Monitoring of egg development via ultrasound and blood tests.
– Egg retrieval through a minor surgical procedure. – Fertilization of eggs with sperm in a laboratory dish. – Transfer of resulting embryos into the uterus
CostGenerally less expensive compared to IVF.
Costs vary based on factors like medication, clinic fees, and insurance coverage.
Typical cost of IUI treatment in hyderabad would be Rs.7,000 to Rs.15,000.
Expensive compared to IUI due to the need for hormone injections, egg retrieval procedure, and embryo transfer.
Costs can vary widely depending on clinic, location, and additional services like genetic testing.
Typical cost of IVF treatment in Hyderabad can be in the range from Rs. 1.5 Lakhs to Rs.3 Lakhs.
Success rateSuccess rate of IUI treatment would be in the range of 15-25%. Success rate of IVF treatment would be in the range of 50-75%. Boon IVF awarded as the best IVF center in Hyderabad has consistently delivered above 80% success rate with expert doctors, personalized treatments, embryologists.
Success rates can vary based on factors like age, cause of infertility, and embryo quality.
InvasivenessLess invasive compared to IVF. Involves minimal discomfort and no surgical procedures.
More invasive compared to IUI. Requires hormone injections, minor surgical procedures for egg retrieval, and embryo transfer.
birth risk
Lower risk of multiple births compared to IVF.Higher risk of multiple births due to the potential for multiple embryos to be transferred. This risk can be managed by transferring fewer embryos, but it varies depending on individual circumstances.
Suitable forCouples who have tried natural treatments and have mild fertility issues diagnosed by a fertility expert.Couples who have tried natural treatments, IUIs in past.
Couples who have been diagnosed with moderate/severe issues like low sperm count, no sperm count, less AMH, less number of eggs, endometriosis, tubal blockage etc.

Boon IVF has been awarded as the best fertility hospital in Hyderabad and has received numerous awards. Our fertility experts are qualified fertility experts with super specialization in fertility treatments. We offer both IUI and IVF treatments with a high success rate.