Hong Kong Med J 2000;6:169-76 | Number 2, June 2000
Recent advances in clinical aspects of in vitro fertilisation
CKM Leung
IVF Centre, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, 2-4 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
While early success rates using in vitro fertilisation ranged from 10% to 15%, improved technology has more than doubled that rate, owing to the availability of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone, improved ovarian stimulation protocols, and assisted fertilisation technology. This latter technology has already revolutionised the management of male-factor infertility. The future goal is to further increase the overall pregnancy rate and to reduce the risk of multiple gestation by using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and blastocyst transfer.
Key words: Embryo transfer; Fertilization in vitro/methods; Microinjections; Ovulation induction; Pregnancy; Preimplantation diagnosis
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