Study finds risks from fertility treatment are low

ivf_science-300x168We often hear about the risks associated with fertility treatment, but a huge new study from the United States which looked at more than a million cycles of treatment over a period of more than ten years has concluded that the risk of complications is low.

As one might expect, the most common problem resulting from fertility treatment is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, or OHSS, but this only occurred in one or two women in every hundred treated. Many women who develop OHSS, which results from overstimulation of the ovaries, experience relatively mild symptoms such as bloating and nausea, but the condition can be extremely dangerous and severe symptoms will need hospital treatment.

The research team, led by Dr Jennifer Kawwass from Emory University School of Medicine, found that the risk of any other complications from assisted conception was very low. You can read more here 

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