Renal and Urology News - Dr. Natan Bar-Chama: “Older Paternal Age Reduces IUI Live Birth Rates”

 – May 19, 2014  –– 

Advancing paternal age is associated with lower live birth rates, according to findings presented at the American Urological Association 2014 annual meeting. In a retrospective study of 18,806 stimulated intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles, Natan Bar-Chama, MD, Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and colleagues found that each 10-year increment in paternal age was associated with a 20 percent decrease in the live birth rate, after adjusting for standard predictors of live birth. “When counseling infertile couples undergoing stimulated IUI, advancing paternal age should be considered an important predictor of live birth success rates,” Dr. Bar-Chama's team concluded in a poster presentation. Learn more