The use of oral contraceptives to regulate oocyte retrieval

P. E. Patton, K. A. Burry, D. P. Wolf, A. A. Kiessling, M. J. Craemer

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This study was designed to determine the efficacy of using OCs prior to ovulation induction in an IVF-ET program. A total of 26 cycles were initiated after gonadotropin suppression with OCs and 22 laparoscopies (84.6%) were performed. A pregnancy rate of 22.7% per laparoscopy and 23.8% per ET was achieved. The results suggest that the use of OCs to regulate oocyte retrieval can result in acceptable pregnancy rates and facilitate efficient time use of IVF-ET personnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)716-718
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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