Point of failure as a predictor of in vitro fertilization treatment discontinuation
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CitationPearson, Kimberly R., Russ Hauser, Daniel W. Cramer, and Stacey A. Missmer. 2009. “Point of Failure as a Predictor of in Vitro Fertilization Treatment Discontinuation.” Fertility and Sterility 91 (4) (April): 1483–1485. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.07.1732.
AbstractAmong 2245 women, those who experienced a chemical pregnancy that failed to progress to a clinically recognized pregnancy or a spontaneous abortion on their first IVF cycle were more likely to discontinue IVF treatment than those whose first cycle ended prior to embryo transfer or who did not have a positive pregnancy test following transfer. However, among women who did continue to a second IVF cycle, those who had at least a chemical pregnancy on the first cycle were more likely to have a live birth on the second attempt than those women who had failed prior to conception in the first cycle (34% success rate compared to 21%, respectively).
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