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What is the minimum sperm count for IUI treatment?

Only one sperm cell is needed when fertilizing the egg, but most people understand that they need a lot more to go through treatment. This also means that the minimum sperm count required for IUI treatment is hard to estimate as it depends on several factors, such as the age of your partner and how long you have been trying to conceive naturally.

In IUI, the washed sperm is inserted into the uterus through a small plastic tube. The sperm cells will still need to move through the uterus and fallopian tube to the egg and fertilize it naturally. Depending on the sperm quality and/or the success rate of the IUI treatment, treatment with IVF or ICSI could be considered. Even then, there is no guarantee that pregnancy will occur. If no pregnancy occurs in fertility treatment with your own sperm, your next option could be fertility treatment with donor sperm. In that case, IUI treatment is a possibility. If you have any questions about using a sperm donor, feel free to contact our Customer Care Team.