New statistics from Shady Grove Fertility show that women with ovulatory dysfunction are more likely to conceive using IUI treatment compared to women with other conditions that cause infertility using the same treatment approach.

Shady Grove Fertility, the nation’s largest fertility center, released the center’s 2015 success rates for patients undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI). Women who have ovulatory dysfunction, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), have the best chances of success with IUI compared to infertility resulting from other causes. PCOS is the most common ovulatory disorder affecting one in 10 women. For women 25 to 35 years old whom have an ovulatory dysfunction like PCOS, the pregnancy rate is just over 25 percent—an impressive increase over the natural pregnancy rate of 20%. However, just like the natural pregnancy rate, these numbers will decline as age increases.

Shady Grove Fertility believes in a stepped approach to treatment that will be determined after preliminary testing to discover the underlying cause of a patient’s infertility. Intrauterine insemination is one of the simpler “low-tech” treatments for infertility, typically following unsuccessful attempts with timed intercourse and intercourse with an oral medication like clomiphene citrate (Clomid, Serophene) to improve ovulatory function. Patients who have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, mild male factor infertility, a cervical factor, irregular or absent ovulation, and PCOS are often good candidates for IUI.

“For women struggling with PCOS our findings are certainly good news. Low-tech options like IUI are a more affordable and less physically taxing treatment option for patients. This less stressful option is surely significant for patients dealing with the challenging infertility process,” said Rachana Garde, M.D. of the Woodbridge and Annandale, Virginia offices. “As a center of excellence, we take pride in bringing the most advanced and cutting-edge research to our community. Our 2015 IUI success rates is a helpful guide for patients with PCOS who are trying to build their families.”

During the IUI process, the physician will place a concentrated amount of sperm inside the uterus. This is done by inserting a speculum into the vagina where then a soft, thin catheter is passed through the cervix opening and into the uterus. The outpatient procedure is quick and painless and the patient can resume normal, daily activities immediately. Shady Grove Fertility’s comprehensive website provides more details about the procedure, including an FAQ sheet that can help patients learn more about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With convenient locations throughout the U.S. and in Santiago, Chile, SGF accepts most insurance plans and makes fertility treatment accessible and affordable through innovative financial solutions, including 100% refund guarantees for eligible patients. SGF is a proud partner practice of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices nationally. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit for more information.