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In vitro fertilization in Norfolk, Virginia, 1980–1983

  • Jairo Garcia
  • Anibal Acosta
  • Mason C. Andrews
  • Georgeanna Seegar Jones
  • Howard W. JonesJr.
  • Themis Mantzavinos
  • Jacob Mayer
  • Jeanne McDowell
  • Bruce Sandow
  • Lucinda Veeck
  • Theresa Whibley
  • Charles Wilkes
  • George WrightJr.
Article

Abstract

Three years of progress of the Vital Initiation of Pregnancy (VIP) Program in Norfolk is reported. No conception resulted from 41 oocyte aspirations during spontaneous menstrual cycles in 1980. An average of 3.7 oocytes per cycle, or a 73.5% recovery rate, resulted in 362 human menopausal gonadotropin/human chorionic gonadotropin-induced cycles from January 1981 to March 1983. Forty pecent of the oocytes recovered from these cycles were preovulatory, 35% atretic, and 25% immature. Immature oocytes were often matured in vitro, fertilized, and found to produce pregnancies. A total of 62 pregnancies occurred, which represents a 17 or 23% pregnancy rate, based on laporoscopies or embryo transfers, respectively. There were 11 preclinical and 7 clinical miscarriages. Twenty-nine normal babies have been delivered, including a set of twins. The remainder appears to be normally progressing pregnancies. Polyspermia was observed in 8.8% of the fertilizable oocytes.

Keywords

Public Health Developmental Biology Menstrual Cycle Recovery Rate Pregnancy Rate 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jairo Garcia
    • 1
  • Anibal Acosta
  • Mason C. Andrews
  • Georgeanna Seegar Jones
  • Howard W. JonesJr.
  • Themis Mantzavinos
  • Jacob Mayer
  • Jeanne McDowell
  • Bruce Sandow
  • Lucinda Veeck
  • Theresa Whibley
  • Charles Wilkes
  • George WrightJr.
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolk

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