Women with primary ovarian insufficiency rarely ovulate and even more rarely achieve a spontaneous pregnancy. A patient with primary ovarian insufficiency who had only 13 follicle development cycles during 13 years, but had 2 live births resulting from intrauterine inseminations is reported. She was diagnosed with primary ovarian insufficiency at 19 years of age and started infertility treatment at 23 years of age. During 10 of the 13 years that she was not pregnant and not breastfeeding, she underwent cyclic estrogen and progestin therapy with biweekly monitoring of follicle development. She delivered the first and second child at 30 and 37 years of age, respectively. This case report suggests that continuous follicle monitoring may increase the probability of having a child in a subset of patients with primary ovarian insufficiency and desired fertility, although the validity and efficacy of such management has not been established.
- cyclic estrogen and progestin therapy
- follicle monitoring
- intrauterine insemination
- primary ovarian insufficiency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology