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omen who have tried to
conceive using in vitro
fertilization (IVF) meth-
ods are painfully aware that timing
is of the essence. There are canceled
vacations, too
many sick days
taken from work
and the necessity
to plan everything
around "the treat-
ment!'
But thanks to a
Dr. Pinkas
Tel Aviv University
study, trying for a
baby has just been
made easier. In a surprising finding,
researchers have discovered that the
same pill used to prevent pregnancy
can actually help a woman conceive.
Dr. Haim Pinkas, a senior physi-
cian at the Rabin Medical Center
and an academic staff member of
Tel Aviv University's Sackler School
of Medicine, and his colleagues at
the infertility center where he prac-
tices, have found that a two-week
intervention treatment using a stan-
dard low-dose birth control pill can
help time egg harvesting, making
the IVF process more convenient for
both doctor and patient.
The study was done on 1,800
women at the Infertility and IVF
Unit, Helen Schneider Hospital for
Women, Rabin Medical Center,
Petach Tikva and appeared in the
Journal of Assisted Reproduction &
Genetics in January of this year.
According to wwwtheafa.org,
more than 15 percent of American
couples have difficulty conceiving a
child. There are currently two types
of therapy — natural methods and
assisted reproductive techniques
such as IVF. In many cases, IVF
offers the last hope to conceive a
child.
The bottom line is that the
treatment gives a woman comfort
without compromising her chances
to conceive. "The IVF process can
be very stressful:' Pinkas said.
"Adding to that stress is the timing
issue. Women need to be able to get
on with their lives. The treatment
makes it possible!" ❑

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