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In vitro fertilisation is preferable to fertility drugs

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:134
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Authors of a new study into high order multiple pregnancies have recommended that doctors treating infertility due to failure to ovulate in future rely exclusively on in vitro fertilisation (N Engl J Med 2000;343:2-7).

    They argue that because inducing ovulation to treat infertility carries a considerable risk of producing unwanted multiple births, and giving lower doses of the ovary stimulating drugs decreases the chance of producing a baby, …

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