In Vitro Fertilization Less Successful With Alternative Fertility Treatments

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The common belief is that it won't hurt to try alternative fertility treatments before reverting to ... IVF. But a new study from Denmark finds that the success of IVF treatment is 30% lower among women who have used alternative medicine ... Women who had first tried ... reflexology, acupuncture, or herbal- and aroma therapy, had significantly lower pregnancy rates after IVF treatment.

... Whether the effect on IVF success is a direct result of the use of complementary medicine, or whether women who were already having more trouble conceiving were more likely to revert to alternative fertility treatments could not be determined ...