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Fertil Steril. 2011 Sep;96(3):672-677.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.06.063. Epub 2011 Aug 3.

Bisphenol A exposure reduces the estradiol response to gonadotropin stimulation during in vitro fertilization.

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Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA. mbloom@albany.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate associations between serum bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations and follicular response to exogenous ovary stimulation.

DESIGN:

Fasting serum was prospectively collected on the day of oocyte retrieval and assessed for unconjugated BPA using high-performance liquid chromatography with Coularray detection. Multivariable linear regression and negative binomial regression were used to assess associations between concentrations of BPA and outcome measures. Models were adjusted for race/ethnicity, antral follicle count at baseline, and cigarette smoking.

SETTING:

A reproductive health center.

PATIENT(S):

Forty-four women undergoing IVF.

INTERVENTION(S):

None.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Peak E(2) level and the number of oocytes retrieved during IVF.

RESULT(S):

The median unconjugated serum BPA concentration is 2.53 ng/mL (range = 0.3-67.36 ng/mL). Bisphenol A is inversely associated with E(2) (β = -0.16; 95% confidence interval = -0.32, 0.01), as well as with E(2) normalized to the number of mature-sized follicles at the hCG trigger (β = -0.14; 95% confidence interval = -0.24, -0.03). No association is observed for BPA and the number of oocytes retrieved (adjusted risk ratio = 0.95; 95% confidence interval = 0.82, 1.10).

CONCLUSION(S):

Bisphenol A is associated with a reduced E(2) response during IVF. Although limited by the preliminary nature of this study, these results merit confirmation in a future comprehensive investigation.

PMID:
21813122
PMCID:
PMC3168558
DOI:
10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.06.063
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