Body mass index and intercourse compliance.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between body mass index and intercourse compliance in the Reproductive Medicine Network's Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (RMN PPCOS) Trial. DESIGN: Post hoc data analysis of subjects in the RMN PPCOS Trial. SETTING: Academic medical centers. INTERVENTION(S): None. PATIENT(S): Six hundred twenty-six infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with a mean age of 28.1+/-4 years and mean body mass index (BMI) of 35.2+/-8.7 kg/m2. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Intercourse compliance and BMI. RESULT(S): Overall, body mass index was not associated with increased intercourse compliance. However, although patients with BMI>or=35 were less likely to ovulate than patients with BMI<35, they tend to be more compliant with intercourse frequency in ovulatory cycles than patients with BMI<35. CONCLUSION(S): BMI was not associated with intercourse compliance or noncompliance. An elevated BMI in infertile women with PCOS is not associated with poor intercourse compliance.

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Cited Authors

  • Pagidas, K; Carson, SA; McGovern, PG; Barnhart, HX; Myers, ER; Legro, RS; Diamond, MP; Carr, BR; Schlaff, WD; Coutifaris, C; Steinkampf, MP; Cataldo, NA; Nestler, JE; Gosman, G; Giudice, LC; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-Reproductive Medicine Network,

Published Date

  • September 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1447 - 1450

PubMed ID

  • 19540480

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3708655

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.05.048


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States