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Infertility in a large Royal Air Force general practice.
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PMID:  2788737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presentation and management of infertility was studied in a group of 56 couples from the catchment area of a large Royal Air Force general practice. They represented an overall prevalence of 36 per 1000 couples in the population. Thirty seven couples (66%) were trying for their first pregnancy and 19 (34%) has experienced a previous conception. Disorders of ovulation occurred in 29 women (52%) whereas disorders of sperm production or function occurred in 21 men (38%). Other causes were less common. Twelve couples (21%) had more than one diagnosed cause for their infertility, but 21 (37%) withdrew voluntarily or were posted back to the UK during the study period. Only 10 couples (18%) were referred to hospital for specialist investigations or treatment. A logical scheme for the GP management of infertile couples was used. This regime may have been partially or wholly responsible for the 14 pregnancies (25%) reported.
T E Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0035-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Army Med Corps     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-27     Completed Date:  1989-09-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505627     Medline TA:  J R Army Med Corps     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-75     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
British Medical Centre, Ramstein Air Base.
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine
Cross-Sectional Studies
Germany, West
Infertility, Female / epidemiology*,  etiology,  therapy
Infertility, Male / epidemiology*,  etiology,  therapy
Military Personnel*
Referral and Consultation

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