Approximately 15% of couples experience difficulty in conceiving and a proportion of them may require assisted conception treatment to alleviate continuing infertility. Intrauterine insemination is an effective first line treatment in properly selected cases and is less invasive than in vitro fertilisation and its variants. This multi-authored text is a comprehensive account of how to set up and run a successful intrauterine insemination program. It provides a very practical account and explains clearly the scientific and medical issues. The various chapters deal with design and equipment of the unit, patient selection, counselling, ovarian stimulation strategies, the role of ultrasonography, semen analysis and sperm preparation, intrauterine insemination techniques, semen cryopreservation and banking and complications. The contributing authors are all experienced practitioners and researchers in reproductive medicine and have created a manual that will be useful to full range of professionals involved in the provision of care for infertile couples such as clinicians, andrologists, embryologists, other scientists, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists and managerial staff. Because of its clear presentation, students and patients will also find the volume informative.
Handbook of Intrauterine Insemination