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New Form of IVF Stirs Debate
Under names such as low-intensity IVF, eco-IVF and even patient-friendly IVF — a technique of in vitro fertilization is increasing in use with promises to be safer, cheaper and easier on patients trying to have a baby. The technique involves mildly stimulating a woman's ovaries with less drugs to produce far fewer eggs than routine IVF. After the eggs are fertilized in a laboratory, the resulting embryos are usually frozen and implanted in the uterus a few months later during a woman's natural menstrual cycle.