In vitro fertilisation for unexplained subfertility

Zabeena Pandian, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Luke David Vale, Alexander Allan Templeton

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Abstract

Background:
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is now a widely accepted treatment for unexplained infertility (RCOG 1998). However, with estimated live-birth rates per cycle varying between 13% and 28%, its effectiveness has not been rigorously evaluated in comparison with other treatments. With increasing awareness of the role of expectant management and less invasive procedures such as intrauterine insemination, concerns about multiple complications and costs associated with IVF, it is extremely important to evaluate the effectiveness of IVF against other treatment options in couples with unexplained infertility.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD003357
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Fertilization in Vitro
Infertility
Insemination
Birth Rate
Live Birth
Therapeutics
Costs and Cost Analysis

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In vitro fertilisation for unexplained subfertility. / Pandian, Zabeena; Bhattacharya, Siladitya; Vale, Luke David; Templeton, Alexander Allan.

In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, No. 2, CD003357, 2005.

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