Do Women Regret Embryo Testing Before IVF?

June 24, 2019

(Medical Xpress) – The most effective way to increase the odds that an embryo will successfully implant during in vitro fertilization (IVF) is genetic testing to see if the embryo is normal. But the news often isn’t good. By the time a woman is 44 years old, the vast majority of her embryos will be abnormal. A new study asked women who had their embryos tested before IVF if they were glad or regretted the procedure? Regardless of whether they had a normal embryo or not, 94 percent of patients surveyed were glad to have the information, a new study from Northwestern Medicine and New York University Langone Fertility Center reports.

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