IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 40 / Issue 1 / pii/1630388021066-1687508729

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 46 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Origianal Research
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) does not improve pregnancy rates in infertile couples where semen parameters are normal and postcoital tests are adequate
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1 Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Camden, NJ (USA)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2013, 40(1), 33–34;
Published: 10 March 2013

Purpose: To determine if intrauterine insemination (IUI) improves pregnancy rates in couples with a correctable ovulatory defect but a male partner with an apparent normal semen analysis and a normal postcoital test. Materials and Methods: A prospective evaluation of clinical live delivered pregnancy rates following the first cycle where follicular maturation was demonstrated naturally or with a follicle maturing drug. The couples were given the option of IUI. Results: The live delivered pregnancy rates per IUI cycle were similar with intercourse only vs addition of IUI (18.7% vs 21.4%). Conclusions: There is no evidence to support the notion that IUI improves pregnancy rates in circumstances where the semen analysis and postcoital tests are normal.
Intrauterine insemination
Postcoital test
Normal semen analysis
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