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Fertility research shows low-cost, effective method to increase pregnancy rates

  • 10 Jul 2017

Prof Cindy Farquhar’s research, The IntraUterine Insemination (TUI) Study, shows that this low-cost treatment effectively increases pregnancy rates three-fold, and concludes that intrauterine insemination with ovarian stimulation should be offered to women with unexplained infertility as a first line treatment. The AMRF is pleased to see the publicity around this research we supported and we congratulate Prof Farquhar and her team on this success.

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The procedure was less invasive and cheaper than in vitro fertilisation (IVF). One round of IVF was about the same cost as three or four IUI cycles. The treatment gave couples a helping hand by encouraging more eggs to be released, timing it right and getting sperm halfway to the egg before releasing them.

Read more in the NZ Herald article.
Read more about Prof Farquhar here.

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