Forty-six infertile women with a history of diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure in utero underwent 149 stimulation attempts for in vitro fertilization (IVF). The mean (± SE) number of preovulatory oocytes harvested at retrieval and transferred was 3.9 ± 3.3 (536/138) and 2.6 ± 1.4 (328/124). When compared with patients with tubal factor infertility and ≤ 4 pre-embryos transferred, the clinical pregnancy rate (15.3% versus 22%) was not statistically different. However, the term/ongoing pregnancy rate was significantly lower in the study group (8% versus 16%). Comparison of the IVF outcome with different uterone anomalies as detected by hysterosalpingogram (n = 29) showed a trend for a worse prognosis in women with constrictions and a combination of T-shape and constrictions. It is concluded that implantation and pregnancy outcome are impaired in DES-exposed women after IVF.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Fertility and sterility|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology