The authors have been performing intrauterine insemination with the washed sperm of the husband since 1986. Previous to the intervention husband and wife went through a very thorough infertility examination according to the principles of the WHO. The cycle of women given intrauterine insemination was monitored. The maximum value of estradiol was measured on the 12th and 13th day of the cycle and the maximum mean value of the follicles on the 13th-14th day. In cases of ovulation the mean value of serum progesterone was found to rise on the 14th-15th day of the cycle. The semen was washed and concentrated, different protein components and bacteria were eliminated and the fraction with good motility was used for insemination. Intrauterine insemination with washed human sperm was carried out with 2 groups of patients. In the series studied the authors induced with intrauterine insemination 24 pregnancies in 100 infertile marriages. Intrauterine insemination was found to be successful if the infertility was caused by the hostility or poor quality of the cervix mucus. The treatment may be successful also in cases with slighter alteration of the spermiogram, whereas no results can be expected from intrauterine insemination with spermiograms displaying more serious alteration.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 12 1989|
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