Pregnancy after gamete intrafallopian transfer in a DES Daughter with primary infertility

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This GIFT reproductive technique, tested here in 1988, may prove to be an effective treatment for some of the DES-exposed women.


Pregnancy after gamete intrafallopian transfer in a woman with primary infertility and in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol. A case report, The Journal of reproductive medicine, NCBI PubMed PMID: 3290479, 1988 May.

In utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) has an adverse effect on reproductive performance and may be associated with infertility.

Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) is a new reproductive technique that has been advocated as an alternative to in vitro fertilization in women with at least one normally functioning fallopian tube. The process involves the translaparoscopic placement of oocytes and sperm into the fallopian tube. The technique has been successful in treating infertility due to endometriosis, male factors and immunologic factors as well as unexplained infertility.

We accomplished the first successful GIFT procedure in a woman with significant uterine effects from prenatal DES exposure. This technique may prove to be an effective treatment for infertile women with DES exposure who have no adequate explanation for their infertility.

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