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Volume 42, Issue 3
Publication date: September 1, 2016
Expiration date: September 1, 2019

In Vitro Fertilization: What Is Possible Today and What Will Be Tomorrow
Robert W. Rebar, MD (Moderator)
Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Past Executive Director, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Alan H. DeCherney, MD
Branch Chief for Reproductive Endocrinology and Gynecology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Nicole Noyes, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology; Co-Director, Fertility Preservation Program, NYU Langone School of Medicine, New York, New York

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Counsel patients who ask about in vitro fertilization (IVF).
2. Describe the potential uses of preimplantation diagnosis and screening (ie, testing).
3. Summarize the potential uses of both embryo and oocyte cryopreservation.
4. Discuss current approaches to selecting embryos for transfer.
5. Discuss in vitro maturation of oocytes.
6. Identify some of the barriers to more widespread access to in vitro fertilization.

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