30 May 2013
Researchers from New York Medical College and the University of California Davis have codified age-specific success rates of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) for the first time ever. Up to this point, women who have chosen to have their eggs frozen in an effort to increase their potential for pregnancy have been unable to predict their chances for success.
Now, doctors can predict egg freezing success rates based on a number of factors, including a woman’s age, the methodology used and the number of eggs frozen.
The findings should help women with fertility problems to determine which treatment is right for them and whether or not IVF with frozen eggs is their best option.
Dr Kutluk Oktay, a physician from New York Medical College, said: “Because of this breakthrough, women and fertility doctors will now be able to use a live pregnancy rate estimator to calculate their individuals chances and to make a well-informed decision about the procedure.”
Posted by Edward Bartel
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