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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2008 May;101(2):146-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2007.11.012. Epub 2008 Jan 28.

Midcycle pericoital intravaginal bee honey and royal jelly for male factor infertility.

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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sohag University Hospital, Sohag University, Egypt. ahmedahafiz_obs@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the efficacy of pericoital intravaginal applications of a mixture of Egyptian bee honey and royal jelly (H/RJ) in the midcycle for the treatment of infertility due to asthenozoospermia.

METHODS:

Sohag University Hospital and Asyut Gynecology and Infertility Clinic conducted a crossover study of 99 couples affected by asthenozoospermia. One group used midcycle pericoital vaginal applications of H/RJ and the other underwent a standard intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedure, for 3 cycles or until conception occurred for both groups. After a washout period of 2 months, the couples for whom no pregnancy occurred were crossed over.

RESULTS:

A total of 553 cycles were analyzed. There were 23 (8.1%) and 7 (2.6%) pregnancies per cycle, respectively, in the H/RJ and the IUI groups, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.001).

CONCLUSION:

Using H/RJ intravaginally might be a simple and reasonably effective method of treating asthenozoospermia.

PMID:
18222449
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijgo.2007.11.012
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