Trying In Vitro Fertilization (U.S. News & World Report)


In a story about middle-aged couples who are having trouble conceiving a baby, U.S. News & World Report focuses on a study led by Dartmouth’s Marlene Goldman that points to the success rate of using in vitro fertilization (IVF) instead of other types of fertility treatment.

“Researchers found that women aged 38 and older were more than twice as likely to become pregnant through IVF within their first two cycles of treatment than if they used oral or injectable fertility drugs,” writes U.S. News. “They also were twice as likely to have a successful birth from that pregnancy.”

Goldman, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Geisel School of Medicine, tells U.S. News, “In this age group, time really is of the essence. Moving to a more effective treatment quicker is the way to go.”

Read the full story, published 5/6/14 by U.S. News & World Report.

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