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Health Agencies Update
October 20, 1999

Infertility Study Seeks Patients

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JAMA. 1999;282(15):1415. doi:10.1001/jama.282.15.1415-JHA90008-3-1

A research network founded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is seeking infertile couples for a study aimed at determining whether endometrial biopsy actually leads to better treatment. The procedure is commonly used as part of an infertility work-up, despite a lack of evidence regarding its utility.

The study is designed to address two questions: (1) Is there a difference in hte incidence of an out-of-phase endometrial biopsy in infertile women as compared with fertile controls? and (2) What is the most appropriate time during the luteal phase for the endometrial biopsy to be performed?

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