Mild ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization: One perspective from the USA

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Abstract

Purpose: To provide a perspective regarding mild ovarian stimulation, taking into account particular issues relevant in the United States Methods: Literature review and editorial commentary Results: Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF has some proven and some theoretical advantages over conventional stimulation, such as lower risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and lower cost per fresh IVF cycle. However, cumulative live birth rate, including transfers from fresh and frozen embryos, is likely to be lower with mild stimulation. The cost-effectiveness of mild stimulation IVF in the United States has not been established. Conclusions: Mild ovarian stimulation is an appropriate option to consider for certain patient groups or based on patient preference. However, significant potential disadvantages limit its widespread acceptability for patients in the United States at this time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assisted reproductive technology
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Mild ovarian stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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