The practice of AID designed to compensate for male sterility provides otherwise inaccessible data concerning the reproductive potential of nulligravidae in the general population. In the present analysis of 431 cases, preliminary investigation revealed a 76% incidence of unsuspected infecundity, the commonest factor being cervical dysfunction. Between 1955 and 1962 the conception rate increased from approximately 58% in a former series (1944–54) to 67%. The conception rate was higher in those receiving preliminary treatment than in the stigma-free cases, reflecting the rapid augmentation of diagnostic and therapeutic measures.
The abortion rate over the whole period of 18 years remained constant, possibly revealing the irreducible incidence of embryological abnormality.
Reproduction is committed to supporting researchers in demonstrating the impact of their articles published in the journal.
The two types of article metrics we measure are (i) more traditional full-text views and pdf downloads, and (ii) Altmetric data, which shows the wider impact of articles in a range of non-traditional sources, such as social media.
More information is on the Reasons to publish page.
|Sept 2018 onwards||Past Year||Past 30 Days|
|Full Text Views||69||60||2|