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Determinants of Successful Outcome in Couples Consulting Infertility Clinic—Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India: A Record-based Analysis

Lakhbir K Dhaliwal, Smita Sinha

Citation Information : Dhaliwal LK, Sinha S. Determinants of Successful Outcome in Couples Consulting Infertility Clinic—Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India: A Record-based Analysis. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2014; 48 (4):164-170.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1125

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



To identify the factors determining the successful outcome in infertile cases reporting to infertility clinic at a tertiary hospital, Chandigarh, India.


Retrospective record based analysis.

Setting and records

The records of all 2049 patients registered with infertility clinic over the period of 5 years from January 2002 to December 2006 were included for the analysis. Data regarding sociodemographic details, personal history, menstrual history of female, obstetrics history, Past medical and surgical history of couple; gynecological disorder, husband's sexual disorder, details of investigation and treatment received by couple and its outcome were retrieved from the records. Logistic regression model was used to reveal the most important determinants of successful outcome in infertile couples.


The conception rate was twice among younger women (≤ 30 years) compared to older than 30 years. The couples with shorter duration of infertility (≤ 3 years) were more than twice likely to conceive compared to those with duration longer than 3 years. Normal semen analysis findings in men and absence of any demonstrable cause of infertility in women were also found to be favorable predictor of treatment outcome among infertile couples.


Our finding can help couples and clinicians in charting out the workup and counseling plan for individual couples. However, further studies are needed to validate the model developed in study.

How to cite this article

Dhaliwal LK, Singh A, Sinha S. Determinants of Successful Outcome in Couples Consulting Infertility Clinic—Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India: A Record-based Analysis. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2014;48(4):164-170.

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