publication . Article . 2007

The psychological impact of IVF failure after two or more cycles of IVF with a mild versus standard treatment strategy

C. de Klerk; N.S. Macklon; E.M.E.W. Heijnen; M.J.C. Eijkemans; B.C.J.M. Fauser; J. Passchier; J.A.M. Hunfeld;
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  • Published: 28 Jun 2007
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
textabstractBackground: Failure of IVF treatment after a number of cycles can be devastating for couples. Although mild IVF strategies reduce the psychological burden of treatment, failure may cause feelings of regret that a more aggressive approach, including the transfer of two embryos, was not employed. In this study, the impact of treatment failure after two or more cycles on stress was studied, following treatment with a mild versus a standard treatment strategy. Methods: Randomized controlled two-centre trial (ISRCTN35766970). Women were randomized to undergo mild ovarian stimulation (including GnRH antagonist co-treatment) and single embryo transfer (n = ...
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free text keywords: Assisted reproduction, GnRH antagonist, Single embryo transfer, Stress, Treatment failure, Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist, medicine.drug_class, medicine, business.industry, business, Confidence interval, Standard treatment, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, In vitro fertilisation, medicine.medical_treatment, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Embryo transfer, Endocrinology
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