International Journal of Fertility and Sterility (Sep 2007)

The Pregnancy Outcome of Singletons in IVF/ ICSI Cycles: A Cross-Sectional Study

  • Mahnaz Ashrafi,
  • Robabeh Khalesi,
  • Tahereh Madani,
  • Kiandokht Kiani,
  • Fatemeh Rastegar,
  • Fatemeh Shabani

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 1, no. 3
pp. 93 – 102


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Background: The aim of this study was to compare prenatal outcome of intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) pregnancies with pregnancies obtained through in vitro fertilization (IVF).Materials and Methods: Retrospectively 532 pregnancies of ART cycles were assessed during 1999-2000. The main outcome measured including abortions, ectopic pregnancies, prematurity, low birth weight, cesarean section, prenatal mortality and malformation compared between IVF and ICSI groups.Results: The mean age was similar in both IVF and ICSI groups, as well as treatment protocols, and the number of transferred embryos. There were significant differences in duration of infertility, and times of ART cycles between groups (p 0.05). Prenatal mortality was also similar between groups. Conclusion: erinatal outcome after ICSI showed similarity in the number of pathologies in comparison with IVF.