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Table 4 Percentage of spermatozoa with acrosomal reaction according to the side with or without ovarian follicle and 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 Acrosome reacted spermatozoa (%) (Mean ± SEM) p-value
With ovarian follicle     
Isthmus     0.15
  Yes 4 7.9 ± 3.2  
  No 5 19.9 ± 3.9  
Ampulla     0.35
  Yes 4 7.5 ± 1.9  
  No 5 11.2 ± 2.5  
Medium     0.77
  Yes 3 5.5 ± 3.1  
  No 5 2.8 ± 3.8  
Without ovarian follicle     
Isthmus     0.42
  Yes 5 21.0 ± 3.8  
  No 4 17.1 ± 3.4  
Ampulla     0.40
  Yes 5 10.4 ± 1.5  
  No 3 6.3 ± 2.6  
Medium     0.54
  Yes 6 5.5 ± 2.6  
  No 4 5.1 ± 1.5  
  1. Medium: refers to the medium used in the experiments in which the tubes were immersed during incubation.