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In vitro fertilization (IVF): a review of 3 decades of clinical innovation and technologic advancement

Wang, Jeff G.; Sauer, Mark V.

In vitro fertilization, popularly referred to as IVF, has captured the attention of the public since its sensational introduction in 1978. Today assisted reproductive technology is available throughout most of the civilized world, and the practice is largely different from that used during the early days. Refinements in laboratory technology and clinical practice have allowed IVF to evolve into a medical procedure that is efficient, safe, readily accessible, and relatively affordable. More than 2 million IVF children have been born to date, and it is likely that continued enhancements will widen its appeal and applicability.

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Published In
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Volume
2
Issue
4
Pages
355 - 364
Academic Units
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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