Effectiveness of intrauterine insemination in subfertile couples with an isolated cervical factor: a randomized clinical trial

Pieternel Steures, Jan Willem van der Steeg, Peter G A Hompes, Patrick M M Bossuyt, J. Dik F Habbema, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Willem A. Schöls, Jan M. Burggraaff, Fulco van der Veen, Ben W J Mol

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Abstract

After randomization of subfertile couples with an isolated cervical factor to intrauterine insemination for 6 months or expectant management for 6 months, 26 women (51%) vs. 16 women (33%) conceived, respectively. Of these pregnancies, 22 (43%) vs. 13 (27%) were ongoing (relative risk, 1.6; 95% confidence interval, 0.91 to 2.8). There was one multiple pregnancy in the group that was allocated to intrauterine insemination. This trial suggests a beneficial effect of IUI in couples with an isolated cervical factor.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1692-1696
Number of pages5
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume88
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Steures, P., van der Steeg, J. W., Hompes, P. G. A., Bossuyt, P. M. M., Habbema, J. D. F., Eijkemans, M. J. C., ... Mol, B. W. J. (2007). Effectiveness of intrauterine insemination in subfertile couples with an isolated cervical factor: a randomized clinical trial. Fertility and Sterility, 88(6), 1692-1696. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2007.01.124