Endometrial scratching: how much evidence do you need to stop offering this to women having in vitro fertilization?

Fertile Battle


Volume 111, Issue 6, Pages 1092–1093


Cynthia Farquhar, M.B.Ch.B., M.D., M.P.H.


Fertility clinics are constantly seeking to improve outcomes from in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. It is not surprising that numerous adjuncts (or add-ons) have been proposed to boost IVF success. However, these add-ons often move swiftly from a proposal to a treatment listed on the menu of adjuncts that clinics offer, without waiting for evidence.

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