Nottingham IVF breakthrough

Fertility specialists in Nottingham have developed a radical technique that can boost the chances of couples having a healthy baby through IVF.

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New IVF technique 'significantly improves' pregnancy rate

A new procedure called endometrial scratching can improve the clinical pregnancy and birth rate by 20%, a study has found.

Results from a trial undertaken jointly by the University of Nottingham and a team of scientists from Brazil shows an increase in the clinical pregnancy rate of women undergoing IVF and ICSI treatment to 49%, compared with the current average of 29%.

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