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Article: Infertility in the Chinese population of Hong Kong.

TitleInfertility in the Chinese population of Hong Kong.
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Issue Date1983
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Bulletin (Eugenics Society (London, England)), 1983, v. 15 n. 1, p. 15-22 How to Cite?
AbstractThe findings of a retrospective study of 638 couples attending an infertility clinic in Hong Kong from 1975-79 are presented. Of these 72% had primary and 28% secondary infertility. Causes of infertility were: 1) ovulation disorders, 42.2%; 2) tubal factor, 16%; 3) unknown, 13.2%; 4) multiple factors, 11.1%; and 5) male factors, 9.7%. The only significant difference between primary and secondary infertility is the low incidence of male factors in secondary infertility (p0.01); also as the age increases, the incidence of ovulation disorders falls while the incidence of tubal factors increases. By the end of 1981 of the patients where no cause could be found, 67.9% conceived without any treatment; of those with ovulation disorders, 22 conceived before the treatment was started, 17 after it was stopped. The pregnancy rate in patients with secondary infertility was higher than that in patients with primary infertility and the pregnancy rate decreased with age, especially after age 35. The differences in incidence of cases of infertility may be due to racial factors or differences in lifestyle.
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dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorMa, Hen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:27:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:27:49Z-
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.identifier.citationBulletin (Eugenics Society (London, England)), 1983, v. 15 n. 1, p. 15-22en_US
dc.identifier.issn0306-8471en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe findings of a retrospective study of 638 couples attending an infertility clinic in Hong Kong from 1975-79 are presented. Of these 72% had primary and 28% secondary infertility. Causes of infertility were: 1) ovulation disorders, 42.2%; 2) tubal factor, 16%; 3) unknown, 13.2%; 4) multiple factors, 11.1%; and 5) male factors, 9.7%. The only significant difference between primary and secondary infertility is the low incidence of male factors in secondary infertility (p0.01); also as the age increases, the incidence of ovulation disorders falls while the incidence of tubal factors increases. By the end of 1981 of the patients where no cause could be found, 67.9% conceived without any treatment; of those with ovulation disorders, 22 conceived before the treatment was started, 17 after it was stopped. The pregnancy rate in patients with secondary infertility was higher than that in patients with primary infertility and the pregnancy rate decreased with age, especially after age 35. The differences in incidence of cases of infertility may be due to racial factors or differences in lifestyle.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAsiaen_US
dc.subject.meshCultureen_US
dc.subject.meshDemographyen_US
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countriesen_US
dc.subject.meshEthnic Groupsen_US
dc.subject.meshFallopian Tubesen_US
dc.subject.meshFar Easten_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshInfertilityen_US
dc.subject.meshOvulationen_US
dc.subject.meshPopulationen_US
dc.subject.meshPopulation Characteristicsen_US
dc.subject.meshReproductionen_US
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshTherapeuticsen_US
dc.titleInfertility in the Chinese population of Hong Kong.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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