Is more better? A commentary on an ideal number of eggs to achieve a single live birth


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Volume 112, Issue 3, Page 474


Anne P. Hutchinson, M.D., MaryEllen Pavone, M.D., M.S.C.I.


Reflections on "Clinical pregnancy (CP) and live birth (LB) increase significantly with each additional fertilized oocyte up to 9 and CP and LB declines after that: an analysis of 15,803 first fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles from the SART registry" by Smeltzer et al.

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