In an effort to boost IVF treatment success, patients are spending thousands on procedures and medication add-ons, such as endometrial scratching, embryo glue, artificial egg activation, and assisted hatching, that claim to improve their chances. In this presentation Dr Lyndon Hale, Medical Director, Melbourne IVF, takes an evidence-based exploration of which add-ons have a legitimate role, which do not, and which have yet to prove themselves.
- A look at which add-ons do and don’t work based on the latest evidence, including endometrial scratching, assisted hatching, embryo glue, and artificial egg activation
- Important role of doctors in communicating to their patients the evidence base of different add-ons
- An overview of some perceived “add-ons” which do have a legitimate role
- Outline other add-ons where the evidence base is limited or emerging
- Understand where time-lapse incubators, FSH, ICSI and preimplantation genetic testing fit in to the picture
Fertility Add-ons – Do They Work? Are They Worth It? (22 mins of CPD)