The management of subfertility
NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Record ID 31995000031
To assess the effectiveness, resource implications, and management issues of treatments for subfertility.
Authors' results and conclusions: Clinical:Assisted conception techniques may be relatively effective for most causes of subfertility with a maternity rate of around 12% per cycle. Surgery is not effective for women with severely damaged fallopian tubes for whom assisted conception would be a more efficient use of resources. Drug treatment for women with absent periods (amenorrhoea) may restore fertility to normal levels.
Authors' recomendations: Guidelines for referral and treatment with specialist tertiary centres may enhance the continuity and quality of care. There is a need for well-designed randomized controlled trials to evaluate further the effectiveness of many treatments for different causes of subfertility. Other output or dissemination activity: changes to practice bulletin included in several purchasers' contracts.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/ehcb.htm
Year Published: 1992
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Fertilization in Vitro
- Infertility, Female
- Infertility, Male
- Insemination, Artificial
Organisation Name: University of York
Contact Address: University of York, York, Y01 5DD, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1904 321040, Fax: +44 1904 321041,
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Copyright: University of York
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