By Emily Courter, May 5, 2022

It’s hard to define the exact success rate you can expect from IUI. Success depends on the underlying comorbidities, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. Factors including the age, body mass index (BMI) and overall health of the patient cause a lot of variation in the predictability of results. While IUI success rates are lower than IVF success rates, Gaither said, in general, a healthy young couple attempting pregnancy has about a 25 percent chance of success in their first cycle. For a noninvasive, lower-cost procedure that is accessible to many infertile patients, an IUI has decent rates of success.

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