Pregnancy outcomes using donor sperm insemination after failed in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles in couples with complex infertility disorders

Marsha J. Gorrill, Kenneth A. Burry, Phillip E. Patton

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate alternatives for couples with severe male factor infertility who fail to conceive with IVF-intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Design: Outcomes of couples using artificial insemination with donor sperm (AID) after failed IVF-ICSI, assessing multiple risk factors affecting prognosis. Setting: University infertility service. Patient(s): Nineteen patients with complex infertility disorders who failed IVF-ICSI and subsequently used AID (1 to 7 cycles). Intervention(s): Artificial insemination with donor sperm was performed 36 hours after detection of an LH surge or hCG injection. Main Outcome Measure(s): Pregnancy outcomes were determined. Result(s): Seventeen pregnancies occurred in 16 women associated with AID for a pregnancy rate per cycle of 27.9% within a mean of 3.2 ± 18 cycles. Live birth rate per cycle was 24.6%. Conclusion(s): A high pregnancy rate was achieved with AID in women who failed IVF-ICSI. Given the low cost and effectiveness of AID in this series, consideration of AID is a reasonable and effective option even in couples with poor prognosis who fail to conceive with IVF-ICSI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)936-938
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

Keywords

  • AID
  • Donor sperm
  • Failed IVF-ICSI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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