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A critical appraisal of assisted reproduction techniques

Amso, Nazar Najib and Shaw, Robert W. 1993. A critical appraisal of assisted reproduction techniques. Human Reproduction 8 (1) , pp. 168-174.

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Abstract

Several treatments for infertility have been promoted with only little supporting objective data demonstrating their therapeutic value. The choice of an assisted reproductive technique depends on a balance between numerous factors. Seldom is the choice absolute as in patients with tubal block. There is conflicting evidence on the efficacy of simpler methods such as ovarian stimulation with or without artificial insemination and the available data suggest that the more invasive methods such as gamete intra-Fallopian transfer or in-vitro fertilization are more effective in the treatment of couples with unexplained infertility. Equally, there is no conclusive evidence that pregnancy rates with any of the invasive techniques are superior to any others. However, a higher implantation rate following tubal embryo transfers is observed in many studies. This review presents a critical assessment of the effectiveness of assisted reproductive techniques.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Uncontrolled Keywords: gamete intra-Fallopian transfer ; infertility therapy ; reproduction techniques ; tubal embryo transfer ; uterine embryo transfer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0268-1161
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 14:33
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/34270

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