The association between cervical HPV and female fertility
Keywords:HPV, Infertility, Women
Objective: Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted viral infection worldwide with a prevalence of 10-12% in the female population in the reproductive age; few studies addressed the effect of HPV infection on fertility. It is aimed to investigate the presence of HPV infection in infertile women in the present study.
Materials and methods: In this retrospective cross-sectional study; the outpatient infertility clinic records between July 2020 and January 2023, were evaluated. Infertility examination and evaluation were performed following the guidelines. Infertile female individuals and control group’s HPV results were analyzed.
Results: 234 infertile and 340 non-infertile females were included in the study, HPV positivity was found %11.5 for all infertile women. No significant relationship was found between and HPV (p=0.850).
Conclusion: No significant association was found between female infertility and HPV. Still HPV may play a role in infertility with different genotypes. Further studies should include HPV genotypes.
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