Artificial insemination with fresh donor semen using the cervical cap technique: A review of 278 cases Article

cited authors

  • Bergquist, CA; Rock, JA; Miller, J; Guzick, DS; Wentz, AC; Jones, GS

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  • Two hundred twenty-six patients received artificial insemination with fresh donor semen (AID) using the cervical cap technique; 52 patients underwent the procedure for 2 conceptions. Using life-table analysis to adjust for uneven patient follow-up, the cumulative pregnancy rate was 62.5% after 6 months of AID, and 82.4% after 10 months. Moreover, using a mathematical model of cumulative pregnancy following AID, the estimated cure rate was not significantly different from 100%, and the estimated monthly probability of pregnancy among those cured was 15.5%. Age was found to be inversely related to pregnancy success, while parity had no effect. For those who continued to undergo AID beyond 6 months, the monthly probability of pregnancy did not decline. Patients can be advised that their chance of conception with AID should approach that of normal fertile couples. © 1982, by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

publication date

  • January 1, 1982

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  • 195

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  • 199


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