Human papillomavirus infection in couples undergoing in vitro fertilization procedures: impact on reproductive outcomes

Rosaria Schillaci, Pietro Ammatuna, Antonino Perino, Eleonora Cefal, Francesco Paolo Fiorentino, Giovanni Ruvolo, Pietro Alimondi

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Abstract

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%)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1845-1848
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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