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Research Article| Volume 21, ISSUE 14, P1294-1303, December 1999

Sperm Preparation for Intra-uterine Insemination

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      Abstract

      Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and sperm injection or intra-uterine insemination (COH/SI) have become important forms of treatment for unexplained and male factor infertility. An extensive literature on sperm preparation has developed (more than 2,000 papers), and the recent withdrawal of indications for human use of Percoll makes it necessary to re-examine the methods available which have been proven effective. In this paper, we have reviewed methods of sperm preparation and their applicability to intra-uterine insemination.

      Résumé

      L’hyperstimulation ovarienne contrôlée et l’injection de sperme, ou insémination intra-utérine (HOC/IS), sont maintenant des formes de traitement importantes pour l’infertilité non expliquée ou attribuable à l’homme. Comme un nombre considérable de publications sur la préparation des spermatozoïdes ont été publiées (plus de 2000 articles) et qu’on vient de déclarer Percoll inutilisable pour les humains, il nous faut maintenant ré-examiner les procédés qui ont prouvé leur efficacité. Cet article passe en revue les méthodes actuelles de préparation du sperme et évalue leur possibilité d’utilisation pour l’insémination intra-utérine.

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