Title

Use of a Single Intrauterine Insemination of Defrosted Cryopreserved Sperm for Therapeutic Donor Insemination.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1994

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a protocol employing defrosted cryopreserved sperm as a single well-timed intrauterine insemination.

DESIGN: A retrospective observational study.

SETTING: A university fertility service and a private fertility practice located in small metropolitan areas.

PARTICIPANTS: All 138 donor sperm recipients (348 cycles) treated on this protocol by the author during a 27 month period were evaluated. All 86 patients (200 cycles) treated using intracervical inseminations bracketing the time of ovulation during the same time period were also evaluated.

RESULTS: A single well-timed intrauterine insemination had an associated pregnancy rate of 13.8% per cycle. In contrast, intracervical inseminations bracketing the time of ovulation had an associated pregnancy rate of 5% per cycle (P < .005).

CONCLUSIONS: A single well-timed intrauterine insemination of defrosted cryopreserved sperm is more efficacious and less expensive than intracervical inseminations bracketing the time of ovulation.

Volume

39

Issue

3

First Page

140

Last Page

144

ISSN

1069-3130

Disciplines

Obstetrics and Gynecology

PubMedID

7920749

Department(s)

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Document Type

Article