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Table 1 Total number of recovered spermatozoa (× 103) according to the segment of the Fallopian tube and treatment

From: In vitro assessment of some sperm function following exposure to levonorgestrel in human fallopian tubes

  LNG in the medium N Sperm count (Mean ± SEM) Range p-value
Isthmus*      0.66
  Yes 13 4.6 ± 1.7 0-20  
  No 13 3.8 ± 1.7 0-15  
Isthmus with Triton**      0.23
  Yes 11 0.5 ± 0.2 0-2  
  No 11 1.6 ± 0.7 0-7  
Ampulla*      0.54
  Yes 13 38.9 ± 11.8 0-130  
  No 13 33.5 ± 12.1 0-140  
Ampulla with Triton**      0.71
  Yes 11 6.8 ± 2.8 0-26  
  No 11 5.2 ± 3.0 0-33  
Medium*      0.30
  Yes 13 181.9 ± 87.8 0-1,200  
  No 13 217.7 ± 85.4 30-1,200  
  1. *Motile spermatozoa recovered
  2. **The spermatozoa from the flushing with Triton were considered adhered to the Fallopian epithelium.
  3. Medium: refers to the medium used in the experiments in which the tubes were immersed during incubation.