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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
ISSN: 1680-6433
EISSN: 2008-2177
Vol. 13, No. 1, 2015, pp. 9-14
Bioline Code: rm15002
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2015, pp. 9-14

 en Effect of vaginal misoprostol on pregnancy rate after intrauterine insemination: a randomized controlled trial
Sorouri, Ziba Zahiri; Asgharnia, Maryan & Gholampoor, Ameneh


Background: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of the most appropriate and cost-effective methods in infertility treatment.
Objective: We aimed to investigate effect of vaginal misoprostol on pregnancy rate after IUI.
Materials and Methods: Two hundred and ten infertile women who were referred to Infertility Clinic of Alzahra Hospital by an indication of IUI during 2012-2013 were randomly assigned to receive 200 μg vaginal misoprostol (n=105) or vaginal placebo (n=105) after IUI. For detecting pregnancy, past 2 weeks, beta human chorionic gonadotropin evaluation was made and if positive, transvaginal sonography was done for evaluation of pregnancy 2-3 weeks later and clinical pregnancy was recorded.
Results: Pregnancy had been noted in 24 patients in misoprotol (22.9%) and 27 patients in placebo (25.7%) groups that this difference was not significant (p=0.748). In misoprostol group, 3 case of nausea and vomiting (2.9%) had been observed.
Conclusion: According to the results, administering 200 μg vaginal misoprostol after IUI doesn’t have significant effect on the success rate of IUI.

Misoprostol; Pregnancy; Intrauterine insemination; Randomized clinical trial

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