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Assisted Hatching - disadvantages

The Private Healthcare UK guide to infertility treatment contains articles on infertility and IVF treatment which are aimed at improving your knowledge of treatments for infertility, their benefits and potential risks.


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As with any procedure involving the manipulation of oocytes and embryos there is a very small risk that an embryo will be damaged as a result of the procedure.


Hospitals and clinics cannot guarantee that the assisted hatching technique will improve the chances of implantation.  There have been several studies to assess the benefits of assisted hatching and the results have been contradictory, with some centres finding significant improvements in implantation rates and others finding no difference.  There have not been any studies suggesting that using the assisted hatching technique is detrimental to the chances of implantation.


Some hospitals charge an additional fee for carrying out the assisted hatching procedure.  


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