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05 August 2010

Fertility treatments eventually show diminishing returns

Couples' chances of becoming pregnant with various forms of fertility treatment may start to fall after two or three tries with the same tactic, a new study suggests.

Couples' chances of becoming pregnant with various forms of fertility treatment may start to fall after two or three tries with the same tactic, a new study suggests.

For women who have problems with ovulation, fertility drugs may be used to stimulate the ovaries to produce and release eggs. Another option is intrauterine insemination (IUI), where sperm are placed directly into the woman's uterus via a catheter; the treatment, often used in conjunction with fertility drugs, may be used in cases where the man has certain fertility problems (like a low sperm count) or the cause of a couple's infertility is unknown.

 
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