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IUI for ovulation before mikveh?

7 June, 2017


I am 30 years old and have a 3 year old. We began trying to conceive again with no success for a year, so we have started fertility treatment. The doctor suggested IUI because my period is long (7 days) so I am going late to the mikva, and this could be the reason.

How is the halacha in that case? Can I have a IUI during the 7 nekiim?

Thanks a lot, I have a lot of questions so if there is any posibility to speak to someone that would be amazing.


We are sorry to hear of your difficulty conceiving.

If necessary, IUI can sometimes be permitted during the clean days.  (For more information, please see our posted Q&A.)   However, it is not clear from your question if you have tested your ovulation to determine its precise timing or if you have taken estrogen (or another hormone) to try to delay ovulation.

These steps should be taken before pursuing IUI and they affect its halachic permissibility.  When IUI takes place during the clean days, it also may delay mikveh immersion, depending on its timing.

We do recommend having a conversation about this.  Our telephone hotline is available for this purpose.

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