Category: Failed IVF

Cyclical Estrogen Therapy Prior to Embryo Transfer, in Post-Menopausal Women and those with Prolonged Hypothalamic Amenorrhea can Reduce the Chance of Failed IVF and Miscarriage

It is not uncommon for women with prolonged absence of menstruation (amenorrhea) (whether due to prolonged menopause or hypothalamic (central) dysfunction) to have chronic estrogen deprivation. In many such cases this causes the uterus to shrink (involute) and/or renders the Read more

IVF SUCCESS RATE EXPRESSED AS VIABLE PREGNANCY RATE PER EMBRYO TRANSFERRED (PRPE): A PROPOSED NEW PRADIGM FOR IMPROVED AND VERIFIABLE REPORTING OF IVF STATISTICS

Given rapidly changing practices in the IVF arena, it is becoming increasingly implausible to reliably interpret current national reports expressing IVF outcome statistics as birth rate per initiated treatment cycle, per egg retrieval procedure or per embryo transfer procedure performed.  … Read more

Unexplained IVF Failure

IVF treatment always exacts a profound emotional and financial toll on patients/couples. Needless to say, the financial burden is often crippling; however, ask any woman who has undergone IVF, and she will likely tell you that the emotional impact was … Read more

Why did my IVF fail?

Whenever a patient fails to achieve a pregnancy following embryo transfer (ET), the first question asked is why! Was it simply due to, bad luck?, How likely is the failure to recur in future attempts and what can be done Read more

Fertility Drugs for IVF: How safe are They and do They Cause Cancer?

Are unsuspecting infertile women at increased risk through the drugs and treatment they administered with fertility treatment?

When it comes to fertility drugs (e.g. gonadotropins such as Follistim, Gonal F, Puregon, Bravelle, Menopur, Lupron, Superfact, Ganirelix, Cetrotide etc.,) used in … Read more