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Volume 24

January - March 2008

Number  1


 

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The effect of atmospheric temperature on the
outcome of intrauterine insemination

Nikbakht Roshan1, Saharkhiz Nasrin2, Ghalambor Dezfouli Fatemeh3

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of temperature on the outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI), if any.

Methodology: In this prospective study, 274 and 294 cycles of Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) were done at two different time of the year (2005-2006), in the cold and hot weather. The minimum and the maximum range of temperature in the cold weather were 3C to 17C and 13C to 27C and in the hot weather were 25C to 32Cand 43C to 50C respectively. The selected infertile couples were male factor infertility with abnormal parameters of semen, sexual dysfunction and abnormal post coital test and ovulatory factor and unexplained infertility. Pregnancy was confirmed by serum Beta HCG.

Results: Among 274 cycles in the cold weather, 24 patients got pregnant, (PR/cycle =8.75%) and among 294 cycles in the hot weather 18 patients were pregnant, (PR/cycle =6.12%) (P=0.23) There was no significant correlation between temperature and the outcome of IUI.

Conclusion: The finding of the study shows that the outcome of IUI is not influenced by temperature and weather is if no importance for IUI.

KEY WORDS: Temperature, IUI, Infertility.

Pak J Med Sci    January - March 2008    Vol. 24 No. 1    127-129


1. Nikbakht Roshan, MD,
2. Saharkhiz Nasrin, MD
3. Ghalambor Dezfouli Fatemeh, MD,
1-3: IVF ward,
Imam Khomeini Hospital,
Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences,
School of Medicine,
Ahwaz Iran.

Correspondence

Dr. Nikbakht Roshan, MD
E-mail: rosnikba@yahoo.com

* Received for Publication: June 8, 2007

* Revision Received: June 28, 2007

* Revision Accepted: November 3, 2007



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