Monday, December 11, 2006

IVF treatment may cause chromosone damage

Professionals involved in IVF treatment are apparently aware of a risk that a woman's eggs may suffer chromosone damage from the high doses of fertility drugs used during treatment. An article in BioEdge talks about how this risk, although known among doctors, is unknown to patients.

This is the first I've heard of it and I've read quite a bit of information provided by doctors in the way of patient handbooks, etc. There are many risks discussed in the information supplied to patients but this isn't one of them. Some IVF professionals are calling out this risk and advocating a movement toward minimal stimulation IVF.

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