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Fertil Steril. 1988 Apr;49(4):716-8.

The use of oral contraceptives to regulate oocyte retrieval.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201.


This study was designed to determine the efficacy of using OCs prior to ovulation induction in an IVF-ET program. A total of 26 cycles were initiated after gonadotropin suppression with OCs and 22 laparoscopies (84.6%) were performed. A pregnancy rate of 22.7% per laparoscopy and 23.8% per ET was achieved. The results suggest that the use of OCs to regulate oocyte retrieval can result in acceptable pregnancy rates and facilitate efficient time use of IVF-ET personnel.

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