Utility of screening for other causes of infertility in women with "known" polycystic ovary syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

We investigated the prevalence of abnormal screening results (questionnaire and testing for other causes of oligo-ovulation, male or tubal factor infertility) in a group of 1,313 oligo-ovulatory women (included and excluded subjects) whose condition was screened for inclusion in the Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome trial, a multicenter clinical trial that was conducted at 13 sites in the United States. Other than failure to demonstrate laboratory evidence of hyperandrogenemia, the most common reasons for subject exclusion were persistent oligospermia and tubal factor infertility.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McGovern, PG; Legro, RS; Myers, ER; Barnhart, HX; Carson, SA; Diamond, MP; Carr, BR; Schlaff, WD; Coutifaris, C; Steinkampf, MP; Nestler, JE; Gosman, G; Leppert, PC; Giudice, LC; National Institutes for Child Health and Human Development-Reproductive Medicine Network,

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 442 - 444

PubMed ID

  • 17141768

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1813322

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2006.06.050


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States