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Table 2 Total number of recovered spermatozoa (× 103) according to the side with or without ovarian follicle and according to the segment of the 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
With ovarian follicle      
Isthmus      0.26
  Yes 6 2.5 ± 1.7 0-10  
  No 7 7.1 ± 2.6 0-15  
Isthmus with Triton*      0.14
  Yes 5 0.2 ± 0.2 0-1  
  No 6 2.3 ± 1.1 0-7  
Ampulla      0.40
  Yes 6 51.7 ± 23.7 0-130  
  No 7 22.9 ± 10.4 0-80  
Ampulla with Triton*      1.00
  Yes 5 8.8 ± 5.5 0-26  
  No 6 3.8 ± 2.0 0-12  
Medium      
  Yes 6 67.5 ± 31.2 0-190 0.12
  No 7 300.7 ± 152.6 30-1200  
Without ovarian follicle      
Isthmus      0.07
  Yes 7 6.4 ± 2.8 0-20  
  No 6 0.0 0  
Isthmus with Triton*      1.00
  Yes 6 0.7 ± 0.3 0-2  
  No 5 0.8 ± 0.6 0-3  
Ampulla      1.00
  Yes 7 27.9 ± 8.7 0-65  
  No 6 45.8 ± 23.6 0-140  
Ampulla with Triton*      0.52
  Yes 6 5.2 ± 2.8 0-18  
  No 5 6.8 ± 6.6 0-33  
Medium      0.68
  Yes 7 280.0 ± 156.4 30-1200  
  No 6 120.8 ± 43.3 30-285  
  1. *The spermatozoa from the flushing with Triton were considered adhered to the Fallopian epithelium.
  2. Medium: refers to the medium used in the experiments in which the tubes were immersed during incubation.