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CHAQUIRIAND, Virginia. Thrombophilias, sterility, infertility and assisted reproductive treatment. Rev. Urug. Med. Int. [online]. 2021, vol.6, n.2, pp.61-66.  Epub July 01, 2021. ISSN 2393-6797.

Sterility is defined as failure to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse in heterosexual couples. It can affect up to 15-20% of couples of reproductive age at some point in life. The causes of sterility are divided into: male factor, female factor, mixed cause and sterility with no apparent cause. It has been suggested that hereditary and acquired thrombophilias could be involved in its etiology; and that the different treatment strategies for these (acetylsalicylic acid, low molecular weight heparin, corticosteroids, hydroxychloroquine, among others) could improve the results of assisted reproductive techniques.

Keywords : sterility; infertility; thrombophilia.

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