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Intrauterine insemination versus fallopian tube sperm perfusion for non-tubal infertility

  1. Astrid EP Cantineau1,*,
  2. Ben J Cohlen2,
  3. Maas Jan Heineman3,
  4. Jane Marjoribanks4,
  5. Cindy Farquhar4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group

Published Online: 30 OCT 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001502.pub4


How to Cite

Cantineau AEP, Cohlen BJ, Heineman MJ, Marjoribanks J, Farquhar C. Intrauterine insemination versus fallopian tube sperm perfusion for non-tubal infertility. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD001502. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001502.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Medical Centre, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Groningen, Netherlands

  2. 2

    Isala Clinics, Location Sophia, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Zwolle, Netherlands

  3. 3

    University of Amsterdam, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  4. 4

    University of Auckland, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Auckland, New Zealand

*Astrid EP Cantineau, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University Medical Centre, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, 9700 RB, Netherlands. aepcantineau@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 30 OCT 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Methodological quality graph: review authors' judgements about all methodological quality items presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgements about all methodological quality items for each included study.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 NEW Intrauterine insemination versus fallopian tube sperm perfusion, outcome: 1.1 Live birth per couple.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Forest plot of comparison: 1 IUI vs FSP: unexplained or mixed (non-tubal) causes, outcome: 1.2 Clinical pregnancy per couple (unexplained and mixed causes).
[Figure 6]
Figure 6. Funnel plot of comparison: 1 IUI versus FSP, outcome: 1.2 Clinical pregnancy per couple.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 IUI versus FSP, Outcome 1 Live birth per couple.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 IUI versus FSP, Outcome 2 Clinical pregnancy per couple.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 IUI versus FSP, Outcome 3 Multiple pregnancy.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 IUI versus FSP, Outcome 4 Miscarriage rate.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 IUI versus FSP, Outcome 5 Ectopic pregnancy.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 IUI versus FSP subgroups by indication, Outcome 1 Unexplained subfertility.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 IUI versus FSP subgroups by indication, Outcome 2 Mild to moderate male factor subfertility.