View a step-by-step diagram of the intrauterine insemination procedure at Advancedfertility.com. Additional details and expatiated steps involved in this procedure are also available from WebMD.
Before the intrauterine insemination procedure is performed on a woman, she is generally given medications to increase her production of eggs, which raises the likelihood of the procedure being successful, reports the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago. The semen specimen for the procedure is washed, and the sperm is separated from the semen. After these steps have been completed, a flexible catheter is used to inject the sperm into the woman's uterine cavity while she is ovulating, reports WebMD. Anesthesia is not required, and there is generally little or no physical discomfort involved in the procedure.