Today’s episode is the first in this year’s summer replay series! Following up from yesterday’s episode about IVF treatments, today’s episode takes a deep dive into artificial reproductive technology (ART), more specifically IUI (intrauterine insemination), and the common drugs used (clomid/femara) as well as IVF success statistics.
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- How effective is IUI?
- What is the difference between the pregnancy rate and the live birth rate?
- How to dissect “success” rates for IUI
- How do IUI success rates vary with age?
- What is the cumulative success rate of IUI and how does it differ from the success rate of an individual round?
- Does having more rounds of IUI increase your chances of conceiving?
- What are the side effects of Clomid?
- How do Clomid impact cervical mucus and your endometrial lining?
- Why up to 25% of women are resistant to Clomid
- What is Letrozole and how does it compare to Clomid for IUI?
- How do the pregnancy and miscarriage rates differ in women who use Clomid versus Letrozole?
- Why it’s important to be critical of research studies
Connect with Lisa:
- FFP 138 | Post-Pill Amenorrhea | Why It Took 4 Years For Her Period To Come Back | Andrea Petrus
- FFP 141 | Surviving Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Getting Your Period Back Without Fertility Drugs | Nicola Rinaldi
- FFP 109 | The Reality of Aging & Fertility | IVF & Assisted Reproductive Technology | The Future of Fertility Treatments | Dr. Marjorie Dixon
- FFP 127 | What Does a Normal Period Look Like? | How Much Am I Supposed To Bleed During My Period? | Lisa | Fertility Friday
- FFP 149 | The Truth About Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) | Lisa | Fertility Friday
- Use of an aromatase inhibitor for induction of ovulation in patients with an inadequate response to clomiphene citrate
- Extended letrozole regimen versus clomiphene citrate for superovulation in patients with unexplained infertility undergoing intrauterine insemination: a randomized controlled trial
- A randomized trial of letrozole versus clomiphene citrate in women undergoing superovulation
- Success Rate of Inseminations Dependent on Maternal Age? An Analysis of 4246 Insemination Cycles
Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
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