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Assisted hatching: What it is and how it may help  
Abstract:  This handout explains assisted hatching, a technique that can help embryos implant during in vitro fertilization (IVF). Patients who may benefit from assisted hatching are older than 38 years of age, have eggs with a thicker than normal shell, have had previous IVF cycles that did not result in pregnancy, and are undergoing a frozen embryo thaw cycle.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2011, November 1, 2011
UWMC Availability:  Women's Health Care Center; University Reproductive Care
General Topics:  Therapeutic Procedures; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Family Planning
Specific Subject(s):  Preadmission Teaching; Fertilization in Vitro; Fertility
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Korean; Russian; Spanish
Audience:  Women; Partner; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3885

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