Mild approaches in assisted reproduction Better for the future

Authors:
René Frydman, M.D., Ph.D., Geeta Nargund, M.D.

Volume 102, Issue 6, Pages 1540–1541

Abstract:
Current approaches for in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the majority of assisted conception units throughout the world are aggressive, unphysiological, and expensive. Is this really necessary? There is a widespread belief among practitioners that for a woman the only consideration is a high success rate, and that the current practice of down-regulation, high-dose stimulation, and retrieval of a large number of oocytes yields a higher success rate per cycle and better outcomes. Incidentally, it also results in a higher income for the clinic, so surely, the argument goes, this is a win-win situation for both patient and practitioner.

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