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Fertil Steril. 1983 Jun;39(6):785-92.

Vital initiation of pregnancy (VIP) using human menopausal gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin ovulation induction: Phase I--1981.


Laparoscopies for oocyte aspiration in 31 cycles were performed on 25 patients receiving human menopausal gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin. Sixty oocytes were aspirated, of which 48 were considered preovulatory. Ninety-seven percent (58 of 60) of the oocytes were found in the original aspirate, and the remaining oocytes were found in either the first or second follicle wash. The fertilization rate per preovulatory oocyte was 33% (16 of 48), whereas on a per cycle basis it was 39% (12 of 31). A total of 15 conceptuses (2-cell = 5; 3-cell = 3; 4-cell = 7) were transferred to 12 patients, and two pregnancies were established. These pregnancies were established by transfers of 3-cell and 4-cell conceptuses at approximately 47 hours after insemination. Both pregnancies resulted in term deliveries of normal infants.

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