HPV Positive Women Who Undergo IVF Don't Have Worse Outcomes
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A new study provides more evidence that HPV infection doesn't raise the risk of poor outcomes in women who undergo fertility treatment via in vitro fertilization with fresh embryos. In fact, HPV-positive women were somewhat more likely than HPV-negative women to become pregnant (relative risk, 1.20; 95% confidence interval, 1.03-1.39) and have live births (RR, 1.39; 95% CI, 1.13-1.70), researchers reported Oct. 24 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 2022 meeting .
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@dev-narayan For the new study, researchers retrospectively analyzed 1,333 patients (of 2,209 screened) who received first fresh embryo transfers from 2017 to 2019. All had cytology or HPV status documented per cervical cancer screening guidelines within 6 months before embryos were transferred.
The researchers looked at only fresh embryo transfers so we could account for pregnancy outcomes closest to the documented HPV status at the time of egg retrieval