Frozen embryos may have the same success rate as fresh ones in IVF: study

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Chances of children being born alive were 32 percent for fresh embryos while the frozen ones had a 34 percent chance of the same.

The results may help in making frozen embryos the main option for IVF treatments in years to come (Photo: AFP)

A large number of people across the globe have been opting for IVF treatment to have babies. In some cases embryos frozen for a considerable interval of time are also used to help women conceive, but the success rate has been a matter of debate.

Now a new study suggests that frozen embryos may just be as likely to lead to a successful pregnancy as fresh ones. While frozen embryos led to pregnancies in 36 percent infertile women, 35 percent women were able to conceive with fresh embryos.

Chances of children being born alive were 32 percent for fresh embryos while the frozen ones had a 34 percent chance of the same. These findings dispute figures from 2010 that claimed that frozen embryos were less likely to result in pregnancy.

The results may help in making frozen embryos the main option for IVF treatments in years to come. Meanwhile some continue to warn that wider use of the technique can lead to a fall in the number of successful pregnancies.

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