Widespread Use of IVF Method Called Into Question -Without male infertility, rates of live birth no better with ICSI, research suggests
Amanda D’Ambrosio, MedPage Today Intern
Use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in cases without male infertility held no advantages over conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a pair of retrospective European studies.
In one that included nearly 5,000 cases of assisted reproduction without male infertility, rates of fertilization were 61% with ICSI compared to 60% with IVF (P=0.9), with similar results seen regardless of ovarian response, reported Panagiotis Drakopoulos, MD, PhD, of the University of Brussels Center for Reproductive Medicine.
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