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Fertil Steril. 2011 Nov;96(5):1069-76. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.09.049.

The value of growth hormone supplements in ART for poor ovarian responders.

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Université Paris Descartes-Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, CHU Cochin, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Paris, France.


Recently, three meta-analyses have concluded that cotreatment with GH improves assisted reproduction outcome in poor controlled ovarian stimulation responders. Although generally GH supplements did not increase controlled ovarian stimulation response or number of oocytes, the supplements improved pregnancy and live-birth rates-thus speaking for an effect on oocyte quality.

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