Oocyte retrieval versus conversion to intrauterine insemination in patients with poor response to gonadotropin therapy

Lora K. Shahine, Ruth B. Lathi, Valerie L. Baker

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We compared cycle characteristics and outcomes for planned in vitro fertilization cycles with five or fewer developing follicles that proceeded to retrieval (n = 170) with those that converted to intrauterine insemination (IUI) (n = 50). The risk of no embryo transfer was 24% in cycles that proceeded to retrieval. Live birth rate per cycle started was similar for IUI (6%) compared with retrieval (7%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1315-1317
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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