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EVIE
Slow Release Intra-Uterine Insemination (SRI)

WHAT IS SLOW RELEASE INSEMINATION (SRI)- EVIE

Evie is a small single-use pump that slowly releases sperm into the uterus over four hours via a balloon catheter and an insemination syringe.

Unlike standard Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), which propels the sperm solution in to the uterus immediately, EVIE mimics nature by slowly and gently releasing the sperm maximising the opportunity for the sperm to reach the egg and increasing the opportunity for fertilisation. EVIE

WHY CHOOSE EVIE -IUI

  1. Increased pregnancy rate - Clinical trials have shown EVIE, via slow release insemination, more than doubles the chance of pregnancy compared to standard IUI (for women under 35 years of age).
  2. Cost effective - fraction of the cost of an IVF cycle
  3. Reduced risk of lost sperm discharging into the pelvic cavity
  4. Less invasive compared to more complex procedures such as IVF
  5. Reduced risk of polyspermia and immunological reactions

WHY DOES SRI IMPROVE SUCCESS RATES?

  1. Increased duration of potential contact between sperm and egg
  2. Decreased risk of sperm flowing back into the vagina
  3. Decreased risk of sperm discharging into the abdomen via fallopian tubes
  4. Avoids risk of possible polyspermia (when the ovum has been fertilized by more than one sperm, which leads to a non-viable zygote). This may occur because of stronger sperm competition with bolus IUI as the sperm are too efficient at reaching and fertilizing the ovum.
  5. Avoids risk of triggering an immune reaction

WHO IS EVIE-SRI SUITABLE FOR

EVIE may be recommended as a first line fertility treatment if one or more of the following apply
  1. A couple with unexplained infertility
  2. Your partner has mild male sub-fertility
  3. You have Endometriosis (grade1 or 2) and have intact fallopian tubes
  4. Woman has cervical mucus problem
  5. Man has anti sperm antibodies
  6. Ejaculation not possible due to impotence or vaginismus
  7. Retrograde ejaculation (where the semen travel backwards in the bladder)
For more information on EVIE IUI please contact our clinic for a consult
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EVIE Patients FAQ

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DURING THE VISIT

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AFTER THE VISIT

The procedure with EVIE is simple, quick and convenient and enables you to leave the clinic soon after your EVIE device is in place and activated.
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