IVF Success Rate Increasing

According to this article at FoxNews.com, a new method has been developed that could increase in vitro Fertilization (IVF) success rates from 32-35% to 45%. The new method uses incubators in the handling process to maintain eggs and embryos in conditions similar to those in a woman’s body.

One might think, “Of course, why didn’t they think of that sooner?” But working with microscopic cells in a controlled environment while continuously looking through a microscope is a lot more elaborate and expensive than it might sound. Below is a photo of the standard method without incubators.

This increase in success rate could mean so much to families who choose IVF: fewer disappointments and subsequent attempts equals fewer $$’s spent on those attempts, and potentially shorter backlogs at the doctor’s office.

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One response to “IVF Success Rate Increasing

  1. FoxNews might be 100% correct, but given their track record of biased reporting on almost every subject, everything they publish is suspect–at least as far as I’m concerned. I would be really hesitant to rebroadcast anything sourced from a company that hacks into individual’s cellphones and actively denies that the environment is in trouble due to man’s folly.

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