Technique boosts success rate of in vitro fertilization

May 11, 2011

That's according to a new study that determined retrieving about 15 eggs from a woman's ovaries in a single in vitro fertilization cycle offers the best chance of achieving a live birth. At the same time, this would avoid complications from fertility medications.

The study in the journal Human Reproduction found a strong association between live birth rates and the number of eggs retrieved in one cycle. They say it would also avoid ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. That's associated with a high number of eggs, usually over 20.

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