Learn about SO-IUI
Watch two videos about SO-IUI and learn more about the process...
Learn the basics of superovulation and intrauterine insemination, in short SO-IUI. Superovulation and intrauterine insemination is usually a combined procedure done together.
Superovulation, according to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, is a procedure where: “two to three ovarian follicles (eggs) are stimulated and brought to maturation and ovulation.” Then comes the intrauterine insemination, “in which the prepared sperm is placed directly into the uterus. This procedure will enhance conception for the couple.”
In case you’re wondering, the SO-IUI procedure does not require you to stay at the hospital, it can be done on an outpatient basis.
Just so you have an idea, based on statistics from KKH, the average success rate is about 12-15% each cycle, or 26% after completing three cycles. The overall success rate can be different depending on the reason of infertility and the age of the female partner. For some conditions, the pregnancy rate can be as high as 36% per patient.
In Singapore, IUI typically costs about $300-400. The cost of SO-IUI cycle is about SGD $1.3-1.5k
WATCH: A medical expert explains the difference between IVF and SO-IUI
Flip to the next page to watch a video about ovulation induction and superovulation.
Watch the video to understand ovulation induction, side effects and risks.