Demographic determinants and outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF) services in Saudi Arabia

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Title

Demographic determinants and outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF) services in Saudi Arabia

Author

Almaslami, Faisal
Aljunid, Syed Mohamed
Ghailan, Khalid

Language

English

Publication Date

20180400

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the demographic characteristics and outcomes of couples undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment at a private hospital in Al Qassim district, Saudi Arabia. Methods: For this retrospective study, information was extracted from the hospital electronic database and IVF unit medical records. Results: 2259 couples underwent 2703 IVF/ICSI cycles during 2014 to 2016. The utilization rate was approximately 1000 cycle per million of inhabitants. Mean ages ± standard deviation (SD) for women and men were 32.9 ± 5.7 and 39.2 ± 7.4 years, respectively. More couples were diagnosed with secondary infertility (55.2%) than primary infertility (44.8%). Male factor was the commonest single indication for IVF (36.2%). Mean ± SD infertility duration was 4.70 ± 4.03 years. Overall, 949 couples had a successful pregnancy. Age-specific pregnancy rates (PR) were highest for women <35 years (39.8%) and lowest for women >40 years (11.6%). Male age and infertility duration had no effect on PR but sperm source (fresh vs. frozen) and female age had significant impacts. However, fresh sperm was used in 90.6% cycles whereas frozen sperm was used in 9.4% cycles. Conclusions: IVF treatment outcomes in the Al Qassim district are within the boundaries of average international success rates. Infertile couples seeking IVF services should be counselled with regard to important prognostic factors.

Primary Classification

14.4

Secondary Classification

14.4

Primary keywords

in vitro fertilization [pri]; treatment outcome [pri]

Secondary keywords

infertility; females; males

Subject

Saudi Arabia [pri]

Journal Article

Journal of International Medical Research 2018 April; 46(4): 1537-1544

Note

© The Author(s) 2018. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License

Primary Document Type

j

Subject Captions

e

Bibliography

24 refs.

ISSN

03000605 (print); 14732300 (online)

Collection

Citation

“Demographic determinants and outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF) services in Saudi Arabia,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed August 4, 2020, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/38076.