New IVF Treatment "Better Than Sex"


Danish researchers are reporting that a new in vitro technique outdoes nature in successfully establishing pregnancies. The researchers remove immature eggs from women and then dose them with hormones in vitro to mature them. This new in vitro maturation technique means that women who use it no longer have to dose themselves with hormones to hyperovulate. The researchers claim that nature only has a 20 percent success rate while their new technique works 30 percent of the time.

Article from the Guardian here.

Additional personal musing: The headline provoked a memory from my days as a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society in which a distinguished member was once asked in a debate, "What could possibly be better than sex?" Without batting an eye, the member replied, "Power." I still think he's wrong.