RisksBy Mayo Clinic staff
Intrauterine insemination is a relatively simple and safe procedure, and the risk of serious complications is low. Risks include:
- Infection. Less than 1 percent of women experience infection as a result of the procedure.
- Multiple pregnancies. Particularly when coordinated with ovulation-inducing medications, the risk of multiple pregnancies increases significantly. Multiple pregnancies inherently have higher risks than do single pregnancies, including early labor and low birth weight.
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