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Oocytes matured in vitro achieve high pregnancy rates

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1388
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A Canadian team has achieved high maturation and pregnancy rates with in vitro maturation of oocytes, simplifying the in vitro fertilisation procedure at the same time as reducing costs and avoiding the potential side effects associated with hormonal treatments routinely used to stimulate ovulation.

    The group, from McGill University and the Royal Victoria Hospital, both in Montreal, Canada, has reported encouraging results …

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