The association between cervical HPV and female fertility

Authors

  • Alper İleri İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital
  • İbrahim Karaca İzmir Bakırçay University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Suna Yıldırım Karaca Tepecik Education and Research Hospital
  • Hande İleri Tepecik Education and Research Hospital
  • Can Ata Buca Seyfi Demirsoy Education and Research Hospital
  • Pınar Tuğçe Özer İzmir Kemalpaşa State Hospital
  • Ahmet Demir Tepecik Education and Research Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46328/aejog.v5i2.158

Keywords:

HPV, Infertility, Women

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Suna Yıldırım Karaca, Tepecik Education and Research Hospital

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Hande İleri, Tepecik Education and Research Hospital

Department of Family Medicine

Can Ata, Buca Seyfi Demirsoy Education and Research Hospital

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Pınar Tuğçe Özer, İzmir Kemalpaşa State Hospital

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Ahmet Demir, Tepecik Education and Research Hospital

Department of  Invitro Fertilization

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Published

2023-09-18 — Updated on 2023-10-23

How to Cite

1.
İleri A, Karaca İbrahim, Yıldırım Karaca S, İleri H, Ata C, Özer PT, Demir A. The association between cervical HPV and female fertility. Aegean J Obstet Gynecol [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 23 [cited 2024 Feb. 22];5(2):41-3. Available from: https://aejog.com/index.php/aejog/article/view/158

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