The influences of weather on patients with different ovarian responses in the treatment of assisted reproductive technology

  • Shiuh Y. ChangEmail author
  • Kuo-Chung Lan
  • Chih-Wei Chen
  • Fu-Jen Huang
  • Men-Yi Tsai
  • Chih-Yang Chang
Assisted Reproduction


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influences of tropical weather on patients with different ovarian responses in the treatment of assisted reproductive technology.

Methods: Six-hundred fourty-seven women underwent their first treatment cycles were retrospectively analyzed. Patients received embryo transfer either 3 days or 5 days after oocyte retrieval, depending on the number and quality of embryos on day-2.

Results: Significant correlations were demonstrated in the top quality embryo rates of day-3 and day-5 embryo transfers with temperature, humidity, and atmosphere pressure. The cumulative light hours negatively correlated with the implantation and pregnancy rates of day-3 embryo transfer (−.282 and −.282, respectively), while they positively correlated with those of day-5 embryo transfer (.225 and .224, respectively).

Conclusions: These results clearly suggest that weather may exert influences on the outcome of assisted reproductive technology. Patients with different ovarian responses or blastocyst culture and transfer may modify weather influences.


Blastocyst transfer embryo embryo transfer pregnancy weather 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiuh Y. Chang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Kuo-Chung Lan
    • 1
  • Chih-Wei Chen
    • 1
  • Fu-Jen Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Men-Yi Tsai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chih-Yang Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyChang Gung Memorial HospitalKaohsiung CountyTaiwan
  2. 2.Medical School Chang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyChang Gung Memorial HospitalKaohsiung CountyTaiwan

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