Pregnancy and adoption among infertile women following ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination.
Summary of "Pregnancy and adoption among infertile women following ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination."
Using a retrospective cohort study, 214 clinically diagnosed infertile women who underwent ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination between 1991 and 1994 at a hospital-based centre of reproductive medicine, were followed up 5 years after treatment to assess their overall health, pregnancy and adoption status. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to estimate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for these outcomes, adjusted for age, education, infertility diagnosis, infertility status, parity, number of prior intrauterine insemination cycles, pregnancy following intrauterine insemination treatment, and undergoing other assisted reproductive procedures. Significant increased likelihood of pregnancy was observed for younger women, for women with secondary versus primary infertility, and for women who underwent other assisted reproductive procedures versus those who did not. Significant decreased likelihood of adoption was observed for women with a lower versus a higher educational level, for women with secondary versus primary infertility, and for parous versus nulliparous women. Although the analyses were mostly based on self-reported data, infertile women may adopt or conceive with or without assisted reproductive techniques resulting in minimal change in overall health, and eventually adjust to infertility treatment and its aftermath.
State University of New York College at Buffalo , Buffalo , New York.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Human fertility (Cambridge, England)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22171577
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14647273.2011.641516
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Techniques for the artifical induction of ovulation, the rupture of the follicle and release of the ovum.
The period in the MENSTRUAL CYCLE that is optimal for FERTILIZATION of the OVUM and yielding PREGNANCY. The duration of fertile period depends on the life span of male GAMETES within the female reproductive tract and the time of OVULATION. It usually begins a few days before ovulation and ends on the day of ovulation.
Pregnancy In Diabetics
The state of PREGNANCY in women with DIABETES MELLITUS. This does not include either symptomatic diabetes or GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE induced by pregnancy (DIABETES, GESTATIONAL) which resolves at the end of pregnancy.
Pregnancy-specific Beta 1-glycoproteins
Glycoproteins with the electrophoretic mobility of BETA-GLOBULINS, secreted by the placental TROPHOBLASTS into the maternal bloodstream during PREGNANCY. They can be detected 18 days after OVULATION and reach 200 mg/ml at the end of pregnancy. They are associated with fetal well-being.
Blocking the process leading to OVULATION. Various factors are known to inhibit ovulation, such as neuroendocrine, psychological, and pharmacological agents.
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