Outcome of IUI Based on Sperm Morphology in Cases of Unex-plained and Male Factor Infertility.


Sh Motazedian 1 , * , B Hamedi 2 , J Zolghadri 1 , Kh Mojtahedi 2 , N Asadi 1

1 Professor,

2 Assistant Professor, Division of Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gy-necology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

How to Cite: Motazedian S, Hamedi B, Zolghadri J, Mojtahedi K, Asadi N. Outcome of IUI Based on Sperm Morphology in Cases of Unex-plained and Male Factor Infertility., Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 10(2):79-83.


Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 10 (2); 79-83
Published Online: April 1, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 12, 2008
Accepted: February 5, 2009


Objective: To evaluate the effects of sperm morphology on the success rate of IUI.

Methods: This was a prospective study of 200 couples who underwent IUI in order to im-prove the likelihood of conception. The patients were divided into 2 groups, one consisting of 100 patients with a normal sperm morphology of ?20%, and the other consisting of 100 patients with a normal semen morphology of >20%, and an otherwise normal semen analy-sis.

Results: A total of 59 clinical pregnancies were obtained for a pregnancy rate / cycle of 10.5%. No significant differences were found between the two groups examined.

Conclusion: There are no substantial differences in the success of intrauterine insemination when normal sperm morphology in semen analysis is more than 20% compared to when it is less than 20%.

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