Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:653–657 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1526-3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE The duration of gonadotropin stimulation does not alter the clinical pregnancy rate in IVF or ICSI cycles 1,2 1 1 2 2 • • • • • N. Purandare G. Emerson C. Kirkham C. Harrity D. Walsh E. Mocanu Received: 11 July 2016 / Accepted: 26 October 2016 / Published online: 7 November 2016 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2016 Abstract Keywords Clinical pregnancy (CP) Gonadotropin ART Background Ovarian stimulation is an essential part of (assisted reproductive technology) IVF (in vitro assisted reproduction treatments. Research on whether the fertilization) ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) duration of stimulation alters the success in assisted reproduction has not been conclusive. Aim The purpose of the study was to establish whether the Introduction duration of ovarian stimulation alters the success in assis- ted reproduction treatments. There are numerous factors that are known to affect out- Methods All fresh (non-donor) stimulation cycles per- comes in assisted reproduction. Female age is the most formed in an academic tertiary referral ART centre over a relevant one dictating the likelihood of conception fol- period of 18 years, between 1st January 1997 and 31st
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