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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-82
Infertility among Kidney Transplant Recipients

1 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Iran

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Shirin Ghazizadeh
Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Keshavarz Blvd., Tehran
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We studied 122 women with a transplanted kidney to evaluate their reproductive performance. 15 of the patients were either post-menopausal or underwent hysterectomy and 33 were unmarried. Of the 76 married reproductive age women, 10 (13.1%) were infertile. Three had male factor infertility, three had ovulatory problems and in four cases, the cause was uncertain. Six of these patients were actively treated by ovulation induction with or without IUI and two of these patients became pregnant. The remaining four patients refused treatment for infertility. We conclude that the incidence of infertility among kidney transplant recipients is similar to the general population, but they are less motivated to be treated for infertility.

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