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Journal Club Global: What is the optimal number of oocytes to reach a live-birth following IVF?


The optimal number of oocytes necessary to expect a live birth following in vitro fertilization remains unclear. This Journal Club Global discusses the findings of an article recently published in F&S Reviews investigating the relationship between the number of oocytes and both the live birth rate after fresh embryo transfer and cumulative live birth rate.

Panelists

Nathalie Sermondade, MD, PhD
Dr. Sermondade specializes in reproductive biology. She currently works at the Tenon Hospital in Paris. Her clinical activity focuses on IVF techniques, gamete donation and fertility preservation. Her current research focuses on nutrition and fertility.

LaTasha Craig, MD
Dr. Craig is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is also the Section Chief & Fellowship Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Karl Hansen, MD, PhD
Dr. Hansen is Professor and Chair for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The James A. Merrill Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Heather Burks, MD
Dr. Burks is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Pardis Hosseinzadeh, MD
Dr. Hosseinzadeh is a third-year fellow in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Ashley Kim, MD
Dr. Kim is a second-year fellow in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Ashley Ulker, MD
Dr. Ulker is a first-year fellow in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Charlotte Sonigo, MD, PhD
Dr. Sonigo is an assistant professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Preservation at Antoine-Béclère Hospital, where she focuses on PGT-M and reproductive health. Her prior work has examined the potential mechanisms involved in the ovarian toxicity of cancer treatments.

Moderators

Anne Steiner, MD, PhD
Dr. Steiner is the Editor-In-Chief of F&S Reviews.

Blake Evans, DO
Dr. Evans is the Media Editor for F&S Reviews. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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