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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 220-226
Should mild stimulation be the order of the day?

Department of Reproductive Medicine, NOVA IVI Fertility, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Nalini Mahajan
NOVA IVI Fertility, B2/1A Safdarjang Enclave, Africa Avenue, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.126282

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Mild stimulation protocols aim to reduce the physical, financial and emotional burden associated with the conventional IVF protocol without compromising the pregnancy rate. Such protocols help to decrease the complications and the discomfort related to the prolonged administration of agonist and large doses of gonadotrophins, by limiting the number of oocytes recruited to no more than eight. The per cycle pregnancy rates are lower though the cumulative pregnancy rate in a year is equivalent. This CPR comes by going through earlier repeat cycles. Whether this reduces the physical, emotional or financial burden remains a matter of debate. There is need to standardize these protocol and do more trials to compare the two effectively. Till such time there is a clear benefit above the conventional protocol it will not be the protocol of choice with most physicians.

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