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Is in vitro maturation a good option for women with PCOS?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez.
Last Update: 02/10/2021

Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may consider IVM as a possible option.

PCOS patients have a higher follicle count and also an increased risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

Since the IVM technique does not require ovarian stimulation, the risk of hyperstimulation is minimized. This makes IVM a perfect fit for the treatment of patients with PCOS.

However, there is not enough evidence to recommend IVM over conventional IVF treatment for PCOS patients. In addition, there is also no clear evidence showing better results in terms of pregnancy rates of IVM versus conventional IVF in PCOS cases.

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 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.