Pretreatment with oral contraceptives in infertile anovulatory patients with polycystic ovary syndrome who receive gonadotropins for controlled ovarian stimulation

Stefano Palomba, Angela Falbo, Francesco Orio, Tiziana Russo, Achille Tolino, Fulvio Zullo

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Abstract

This study was intended to assess the effects of oral contraceptives given before treatment in infertile anovulatory patients with polycystic ovary syndrome who receive gonadotropins for controlled ovarian stimulation. Pretreatment with oral contraceptives increased the mono-ovulatory cycles, the duration of stimulation for noncanceled cycles, and the number of vials of gonadotropins used. It also reduced the number of dominant follicles and the peak E2 levels for dominant follicles. No effect was observed in rates of cycle cancellation, pregnancy, abortion, live birth, multiple pregnancies, and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1838-1842
Number of pages5
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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