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IVF Alternative Less Costly to Couples Trying to Conceive
There is an alternative to IVF that costs thousands of dollars less, and requires no shots. It’s called IVM, or In Vitro Maturation. There are some basic differences. During IVF women take a series of expensive shots to grow the eggs in the ovaries. Doctors retrieve “mature” eggs, fertilize them, and transfer the embryos. In IVM, doctors extract younger eggs and let them mature in a petri dish. This change means women will save thousands of dollars on medications, and they don’t have to give themselves shots.