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Title: Endometriosis and subfertility: is the relationship resolved?
Authors: D'Hooghe, Thomas ×
Debrock, Sophie
Hill, Joseph A
Meuleman, Christel #
Issue Date: May-2003
Series Title: Seminars in reproductive medicine vol:21 issue:2 pages:243-54
Abstract: There are many arguments to support the hypothesis that there is a causal relationship between the presence of endometriosis and subfertility. These arguments are reviewed in this article and include: (1) an increased prevalence of endometriosis in subfertile women compared with women of proven fertility; (2) a reduced monthly fecundity rate (MFR) in baboons with mild to severe (spontaneous or induced) endometriosis compared with those with minimal endometriosis or a normal pelvis; (3) a trend toward a reduced MFR in infertile women with minimal to mild endometriosis compared with women with unexplained infertility; (4) a dose-effect relationship: a negative correlation between the r-AFS stage of endometriosis and the monthly fecundity rate and crude pregnancy rate; (5) a reduced monthly fecundity rate and cumulative pregnancy rate after donor sperm insemination in women with minimal-mild endometriosis compared with those with a normal pelvis; (6) a reduced MFR after husband sperm insemination in women with minimal to mild endometriosis compared with those with a normal pelvis; (7) a reduced implantation rate per embryo after IVF in women with moderate to severe endometriosis compared with women with a normal pelvis; and (8) an increased monthly fecundity rate and cumulative pregnancy rate after surgical removal of minimal to mild endometriosis.
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ISSN: 1526-8004
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory (-)
Reproductive Medicine Section (-)
Department of Development and Regeneration - miscellaneous (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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