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September 4, 1948

TREATMENT OF STERILITY; INSEMINATION TIMED BY RAT OVULATION TEST: Report of Thirty-Two Cases

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia

From the Gynecean Hospital Institute of Gynecologic Research, University of Pennsylvania, and the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology.

JAMA. 1948;138(1):13-14. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900010015005
Abstract

In a previous communication,1 we reported on ten conceptions following the use of the rat ovulation test2 for the timing of intercourse or insemination.

The present paper also deals with the use of the same test. In this instance, it was employed in order to predict the day for the insemination of a series of 32 women. The observations throw light on the value of the method as an aid in the timing of insemination and also indicate the frequency with which certain infertile women may experience abnormal ovulation reactions.

MATERIALS AND METHODS  Couples who sought assistance, because the wife either had never conceived or, having done so, had failed to do so for a long time thereafter, form the basis for this report.Each couple was studied primarily from three points of view: (1) sperm status of the husband, (2) patency of the wife's fallopian tubes and

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