20 July 2010

Better Way to Predict Success of Second IVF Attempt?

Data gleaned from first try can help gauge odds of pregnancy the next time, researchers say

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Age-based predictions often confuse women seeking a second chance at pregnancy. "Many patients, even if they have insurance coverage, will drop out -- either because they don't understand what their odds are, or they find it's a very emotionally challenging experience to go through," study co-author Dr. Lynn Westphal, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, said in a university news release.


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