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What is ICI treatment?

ICI treatment is a type of artificial insemination in which the sperm is placed in the vagina like normal intercourse. ICI treatment is also called intracervical insemination and it is the simplest form of fertility treatment. When performing ICI treatment, the sperm does not have to be washed, unlike IUI treatment where the natural fluids must be removed before the procedure.

One of the benefits of having a donor-conceived child through ICI treatment is the financial aspect. ICI is the least complicate form of fertility treatment and thereby often the cheapest option at your fertility clinic. This is also the case with donor sperm. When buying donor sperm, ICI sperm straws are often cheaper than IUI straws. Read more about the difference between IUI and ICI sperm straws here.

Another benefit of using ICI treatment is the method itself. Because it is the least complicate form of fertility treatment, women receive it and often walks out the door 20 minutes after treatment, without any pain or discomfort.