Intrauterine insemination: the University of Minnesota experience

Fertility and Sterility
R C ToffleC A Wavrin


Forty-five patients initiated intrauterine insemination between October 1981 and August 1983. Indications for insemination included poor semen (count less than 20 X 10(6)/ml and/or motility less than 40%), poor cervical mucus, presence of sperm antibodies, unexplained poor postcoital tests, or various combinations of the above. During this time period, 374 inseminations were performed in 163 cycles and resulted in eight pregnancies in the 45 patients receiving artificial insemination by homologous donor, for an overall pregnancy rate of 17.4%. The fact that five of the pregnancies occurred in the first insemination cycle and two in the second cycle was felt to indicate a cause-and-effect relationship. A trial of intrauterine insemination in selected patients would appear to be warranted.


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