A prospective study was performed to assess the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in 199 infertile couples and outcome of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs). A highly statistically significant correlation between pregnancy loss rate (proportion of pregnancies detected by β-hCG that did not progress beyond 20 weeks) and positive HPV DNA testing in the male partner of infertile couples, compared with HPV negatives, was observed (66.7% vs. 15%)
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Fertility and Sterility|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Schillaci, R., Ammatuna, P., Perino, A., Cefal, E., Fiorentino, F. P., Ruvolo, G., & Alimondi, P. (2011). Human papillomavirus infection in couples undergoing in vitro fertilization procedures: impact on reproductive outcomes. Fertility and Sterility, 5, 1845-1848.