Volume 56, Issue 5 (6 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(5): 31-36 | Back to browse issues page

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Aghahosseini M, Al Yaseen A, Khademi A, Saeidy H. A survey of four years intrauterine insemination at Shariati Hospital. Tehran Univ Med J. 1998; 56 (5) :31-36
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Intrauterine insemination (IUI) has been practiced since the late 1800's primarily for idiopathic infertility, and in men with deficient semen parameters. The procedure is done by placing washed sperm in uterus a few hours before ovulation. The records of 427 couples receiving IUI for treatment of infertility at Shariati hospital in 1370-74 were reviewed retrospectively. These patients had IUI in 574 cycles. Eighty patients became pregnant and delivery rate was 14% per cycle. Pregnancy rate is impressive when ovulation induction is combined with insemination timed just before ovulation. The success rate in Shariati hospital is comparable to other infertility centers in the world and cost of a cycle of IUI with HMG superovulation is approximately one third the cost of IVF-ET or GIFT cycle and avoids invasive oocyte retrieval and extracorporeal fertilization. So we suggest that women with refractory infertility without anatomic distortion of pelvis can have at least 3-6 cycles of IUI before IVF or GIFT.
Keywords: Ovulation
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