Patient-friendly IVF: how should it be defined?

Fertil Steril. 2007 Sep;88(3):547-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2007.03.055. Epub 2007 May 22.


"Patient-friendly" IVF must be associated with a healthy newborn achieved in a safe, cost-effective, and timely manner. Patients are best served when physicians provide honest appraisal of treatment techniques and outcomes using the evidence available from scientific study.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro / psychology
  • Fertilization in Vitro / trends*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome