Role of assisted hatching in in vitro fertilization A guideline

This guideline document reviews the safety and efficacy of assisted hatching.

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Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 102, Issue 2, Pages 348–351

Abstract

There is good evidence that assisted hatching (AH) slightly improves clinical pregnancy rates, particularly in poor prognosis patients, including those with prior failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Due to a limited number of studies, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that AH improves live-birth rates. This document replaces the 2008 American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Practice Committees’ document titled, “Assisted hatching in in vitro fertilization: a review of the literature. A committee opinion” (Fertil Steril 2008;90[Suppl 5]:S196–8).

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.

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