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Most Australian women using IVF pay for add-on treatments with ‘weak’ evidence behind them, research finds – ABC News

New research finds around 82 per cent of Australian women undergoing IVF treatment are paying for one or more add-on treatments, despite limited proof of their…

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Most women undergoing IVF treatment in Australia are paying for one or more add-on treatments, despite limited proof of their effectiveness, new research has found.
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  • Researchers found 82 per cent of women paid for an add-on during IVF treatment
  • Acupuncture, pre-implantation genetic testing and Chinese herbal medicine were the three most common treatments
  • Lead author Sarah Lensen said the evidence base for many of the add-on treatments was weak

Researchers from Australia, the United Kingdom…

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