A three step protocol for the treatment of idiopathic subfertility

F D Berg, V Seifert-Klauss, C Lauritzen, A Teschner, C Brucker (Co-author)

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    Abstract

    650 couples with idiopathic subfertility (mean duration: 5.7 year, range 2-21 years) were treated during 2870 cycles by three assisted conception methods (each involving mild ovarian stimulation): I timed intercourse (TI), II intrauterine insemination (IUI). III in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF/ET). Treatment started with TI in most cases and then changed to IUI after three to six cycles. Couples who failed to conceive were treated after another 3-9 cycles by IVF/ET. An overall cumulative pregnancy rate of 80.2% was reached after 18 treatment months. The pregnancy rates per treatment cycle were: TI 5.3%, IUI 6.9%, IVF/ET 15.8% (per oocyte retrieval).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)173-80
    Number of pages8
    JournalARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS
    Volume255
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

    Keywords

    • Clinical Protocols
    • Female
    • Fertilization in Vitro
    • Humans
    • Infertility/therapy
    • Insemination, Artificial, Homologous
    • Pregnancy
    • Reproductive Techniques
    • Treatment Outcome

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