The success rate of any fertility procedure is affected by many factors including the age of the woman and also the root cause of infertility and it success should not be looked in isolation. It is good to consider the two factors if you want to have a successful outcome. If you turn to an infertility specialist, you should make sure that the physician has an extensive experience in providing various treatments for infertility. It is equally important to know the success rate of the infertility specialist. It would help if you ask friends or relatives who have undergone a successful IUI. They can refer to you a reliable infertility specialist.
While IUI fertilization is done in the uterine by the insertion of the sperm by use of a tube while the IVF method involves removing the woman egg and fertilization done outside the uterus. Unlike the IUI, IVF involves a surgical and hormonal process.
Compared to IVF, the success rate of iui is lower because of the nature of insemination. With IVF the eggs are fertilized outside and many eggs can be fertilized at the same time and the best selected. With IUI there could only be one egg in the uterus thus reducing the success rate because if not successful a repeat will be done another month.
The IUI success rate is recorded between 10-20% while that of IVF is said to be 45%. If you are considering the success rate, you may be inclined to choose the IVF over IUI though it is costly but the chances are higher.