Journal article

Endometrial injury in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Sarah F Lensen, Sarah Armstrong, Ahmed Gibreel, Carolina O Nastri, Nick Raine-Fenning, Wellington P Martins

Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Implantation of an embryo within the endometrial cavity is a critical step in the process of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Previous research has suggested that endometrial injury (also known as endometrial scratching), defined as intentional damage to the endometrium, can increase the chance of pregnancy in women undergoing IVF. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of endometrial injury performed before embryo transfer in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and frozen embryo transfer. SEARCH METHODS: In June 2020 we searched the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE..

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