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IVF Add-ons: Fact, Fiction, Fake or Fortune? | Abstract
Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biol

Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biol
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4508

+44 20 3868 9735

Abstract

IVF Add-ons: Fact, Fiction, Fake or Fortune?

Nicolas Zech and Peter Hollands*

Since the development of IVF there have been many innovations which claim to improve success rates. These are known as ‘add ons’. Fertility patients believe that these ‘add ons’ are safe and effective but the scientific evidence is strongly to the contrary or at best vague. Fertility clinics and manufacturers of ‘add ons’ derive considerable financial benefit from ‘add ons’ which only leads to the further proliferation of ‘add ons’. This review discusses the current ‘add ons’ based on the current medical literature and in the context of ‘fake science’ which may provide ‘evidence’ for ‘add ons’.

Published Date: 2020-02-07; Received Date: 2020-01-08