Effect of human chorionic gonadotropin injection before frozen embryo transfer on pregnancy outcomes in endometriosis infertility
Abstract Purpose To investigate the effect of hCG in hormone replacement regime for frozen thawed embryo transfer in women with endometriosis. Methods We performed a retrospective, database-searched cohort study. The data of endometriosis patients who underwent frozen embryo transfer between 1/1/2009-31/8/2018 were collected. According to the protocols for frozen embryo transfer cycle, these patients were divided into two groups: Control group(n=305), and hCG group(n=362). And clinical pregnancy rate, live birth rate, early abortion rate, late abortion rate and ectopic pregnancy rate were compared between the two groups. Results There was a significant increase in clinical pregnancy rate in hCG group (56.6% vs. 48.2%, p=0.035) compared to the control group. And the live birth rate in hCG group (43.5% vs. 37.4%, p=0.113) also elevated, but the difference is statistically insignificant. Conclusion hCG administration in hormone replacement regime for FET increase the pregnancy rate in women with endometriosis.