Basal follicle-stimulating hormone level and age affect the chance for and outcome of pre-embryo cryopreservation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

All IVF cycles in which subsequent transfers of thawed pre-embryos occurred were studied. Both age and basal (cycle day 3) FSH level are important determinants of the chance for cryopreservation and the performance of cryopreserved pre-embryos. Although there was no age or FSH level above which pregnancy with frozen pre-embryos was not possible, the chances clearly decline. Thus, consideration to transferring larger numbers of pre-embryos fresh should be given to women in the fifth decade and those with basal FSH > 15 IU/L.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Toner, JP; Veeck, LL; Muasher, SJ

Published Date

  • March 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 664 - 667

PubMed ID

  • 8458473

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-0282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0015-0282(16)55817-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States