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Fertility Treatment Success Predicted With Medical Analysis

A computer-based analysis can estimate a woman’s chance of success from fertility treatments more accurately than age-based guidelines, Stanford University scientists said.

An analytic model developed in research goes beyond age to take into account women’s height, weight, hormonal factors and the health of embryos, said Mylene Yao, author of a study released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers looked at 634 IVF treatments to test their model. In 60 percent of patients, the scientists when using the computer analysis found a significant difference in the calculation of likelihood of having a baby.