In this study, patients will be randomized into two groups, group 1 will have their frozen embryo transfer followed by current standard of care no unprotected vaginal intercourse until pregnancy test and group 2 will have their frozen embryo transfer followed by unlimited unprotected vaginal intercourse starting 24 hours after transfer.
Marti, J. This is why we really need to talk more about sex. The stronger benefit of semen exposure in the Spanish trial may simply reflect a dose-response effect.
The Australian centres protocol for ovulation induction and fertilization is similar to that used in the Spanish centres and has been previously published Warnes et al. Figure 1. Lengerova, A.
Primary outcome according to treatment assignment. Coulam, C. Furthermore, the proportion of biochemical pregnancies that progressed to viable pregnancies did not differ between the intercourse and abstain groups at either the Spanish Abstract Intercourse during an IVF cycle has the potential to improve pregnancy rates since exposure to semen is reported to promote embryo development and implantation in animals.
Intercourse during an IVF cycle has the potential to improve pregnancy rates since exposure to semen is reported to promote embryo development and implantation in animals.
View all. Wilbanks, G. Carp, H. Inclusion Criteria: female fertility patients having frozen embryo transfer programmed hormone replacement Oral Estrace, Vivelle dot patch , intravenous Estradiol with and without gonadotrophin releasing hormone analogue pretreatment and some form of parenteral progesterone supplementation daily or every 3 days intramuscular Progesterone for luteal support Exclusion Criteria: unable to provide informed consent not undergoing programmed hormone replacement for frozen embryo transfer natural cycle frozen embryo transfer undergoing fresh embryo transfer not able to engage in heterosexual intercourse same sex couple, partner with severe sexual dysfunction cannot undergo unprotected vaginal intercourse infected with hepatitis B, C, or human immunodeficiency virus.
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