IVF success may depend on what season eggs are collected, study finds – GLOBAL

July 6, 2023

Collecting human eggs for fertility treatment may create more favourable results when performed during the sunny summer season compared to a cloudy fall day, according to new research.

The Australian study, published Wednesday in Human Reproduction, looked at outcomes from frozen embryo transfers over an eight-year period and discovered that the time of year when eggs are collected from a person’s ovaries during fertility treatment may be impacted by the season and duration of sunshine.

“What we found is that the time (of the year) you put the embryo back didn’t actually seem to have any impact on the live birth rate,” Dr. Sebastian Leathersich, an obstetrician and gynecologist based in Perth, Australia, and lead author of the study told Global News.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9812123/ivf-egg-collection-fertility-season-summer-study/

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