Great news for reproductive medicine, as the first baby has been born using a new method of ovarian stimulation for IVF.
UK doctors at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London tested the natural hormone kisspeptin, to stimulate a woman’s ovaries naturally before IVF treatment. This new natural hormal treatment could help women avoid the painful complications of hyperovarian stimulation syndrome (or OHSS) – a disorder that one in 100 women undergoing IVF will experience.
Prof Richard Fleming of the British Fertility Society stated:
What’s been the conventional treatment for the last 30 years is risky. This looks like another way to make the whole IVF process safer.
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