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What is the maximum BMI to be accepted for IVF treatment?

By Dr. Marita Espejo Catena.
Last Update: 06/26/2019

Obesity has been shown to decrease the spontaneous fertility of a couple by altering the male factor, that is, by the seminal quality and also by altering the ovarian function.
In addition, gestation rates after assisted reproduction treatments are also reduced when this factor (obesity) is present.
It is probably the female factor that is most affected by a high BMI because alterations in the ovarian cycle are induced that lead to ovulatory dysfunctions and, in addition, a greater number of spontaneous abortions.
Although there is no standardised criterion, a BMI in women equal to or greater than 32 kg/m2 may to interfere with the achievement of gestation.

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Dr. Marita Espejo Catena
Dr. Marita Espejo Catena
BSc, MSC, PhD
Gynecologist
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valencia in 1992. Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Doctor in Medicine from the University of Valencia in 2000. Master in Assisted Human Reproduction by the Rey Juan Carlos University and IVI in 2008. Currently, she is the director of Instituto FIVIR.
License: 464616497
Gynecologist. Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valencia in 1992. Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Doctor in Medicine from the University of Valencia in 2000. Master in Assisted Human Reproduction by the Rey Juan Carlos University and IVI in 2008. Currently, she is the director of Instituto FIVIR. License: 464616497.
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