ASRM ABSTRACTS: At older ages IUI rates closer to IVF

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


RPMG’s Dr. Bill Yee has maintained that …

Is IVF the correct first treament for unexplained infertility?

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


 Women over 38 with at least

How many IUIs to do? One or two?

This is a question that reproductive endocrinologists have studied and debated since the technique of intrauterine insemination was first developed.

A study reported in the September 2010 issue of Fertility and Sterility again looks at the effect of timing of an IUI on the success rate.

They divided the patients into three groups: patients in group 1 underwent a single preovulatory …

IVF or IUI for Women Over 40?

Selection of a treatment method for women over 40 whose main limitiation in conceiving is their age can be difficult. If they are in the "unexplained infertility" group with open tubes, no significant gynecologic problems and a partner with normal sperm parameters the common choices are to try injectable fertility drugs (COH) with artificial insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization …

How long to abstain before an IUI?

Traditionally a two day period of abstinence has been recommended prior to ovulation or an IUI. A recent study in the March 2010 issue of Fertility & Sterility suggests that shorter period of absintence results in better pregnancy rates. In this study an ejaculatory abstinence period of less than 2 days before IUI produced the highest pregnancy rates per cycle …