Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In Vitro Fertilization Registry 2.0

Capsule:
This editorial discusses how a newly formatted IVF registry must adapt to the recent dramatic increase of “freeze all” cycles aimed toward increased patient safety, enhanced pregnancy results, and improved pregnancy outcomes to allow preimplantation genetic screening, and as a new approach for low prognosis couples.

Authors:
David R. Meldrum, M.D.

Volume 100, Issue 5, Pages 1212-1213, November 2013

Abstract:

A newly formatted IVF registry must adapt to the recent dramatic increase of “freeze all” cycles aimed toward increased patient safety, enhanced pregnancy results, and improved pregnancy outcomes to allow preimplantation genetic screening, and as a new approach for low prognosis couples. Suggestions are made to avoid discouraging the use of minimal stimulation and oocyte/embryo accumulation strategies, which will require some separate analysis and listing of results. A revised format will inevitably influence how future IVF cycles are performed and hopefully will be aimed at maximizing each couple’s opportunity to become parents with the lowest possible risk, while allowing them a prospective viewing of expected results specific to their chosen treatment.

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