Luteal phase support in intrauterine insemination cycles


Gun I., ÖZDAMAR Ö. , Yilmaz A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, vol.13, no.2, pp.90-94, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjod.89577
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-94

Abstract

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment aims to increase the rate of conception by increasing the chances that the maximum number of healthy sperm reach the site of fertilization. IUI with controlled ovarian stimulation is frequently used in assisted reproduction practice. Although widely used, the efficacy of luteal support in IUI remains controversial. In this article, we aimed to review what we know regarding luteal support in IUI cycles and to adjudicate about the clinical use and benefits of this treatment. Based on the study results available in the literature, it appears to be beneficial to supplement the luteal phase in gonadotropin-stimulated IUI cycles that yield more than one follicle.