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Guideline on Ovarian Stimulation in IVF/ICSI


Reproductive Endocrinology 
Responsible Special Interest Group: 
SIG Reproductive Endocrinology 


Current status of the guideline:
 (last update: 01/12/2016) 
The guideline development group is currently working on the literature searches and synthesis of the evidence. The aim is to publish the guideline in 2018.

Scope of the guideline:

Ovarian stimulation is an integral part of assisted reproductive techniques. Ovarian stimulation is employed to induce development of multiple dominant follicles, and to mature more oocytes to improve chances for conception. The aim of this ESHRE guidelines project is to provide gynecologists, medical physicians and embryologists in the field of reproductive medicine, infertility and assisted reproduction with evidence-based information on the different options for Ovarian Stimulation in IVF/ICSI. Optimal ovarian response, live birth rates, safety, patient compliance and individualization will hereby be taken into account. A guideline group has been established (with many European experts) and 20 key questions formulated. Following a literature search, evidence will be graded and recommendations formulated.