Table 2.

Endocrine parameters of participants.a

ParameterControls (n = 63)Partners of women with RPL (n = 50)b
LH, IU/L3.9 ± 0.72.7 ± 0.2
FSH, IU/L3.3 ± 0.23.6 ± 0.2
Estradiol, pmol/L103.1 ± 5.786.5 ± 3.4c
SHBG, nmol/L32.7 ± 1.629.4 ± 1.3
Testosterone, nmol/L19.0 ± 1.016.0 ± 0.8d
Free androgen index60.8 ± 2.856.7 ± 2.6
  • a Free androgen index calculated as (serum testosterone × 100)/SHBG. Data presented as mean ± SE.

  • b RPL, recurrent pregnancy loss; LH, luteinizing hormone; FSH, follicle stimulating hormone; SHBG, sex hormone binding globulin.

  • c P < 0.01.

  • d P < 0.05.