201701 Low Cost Intervention to Improve Infertility Outcomes

This concept from the Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, NICHD, involves a new initiative to improve pregnancy rates among racially- and ethnically-diverse women with chronic inflammation.

The hypothesis underlying this initiative is that pre-pregnancy anti-inflammatory therapy will improve pregnancy rates among women with low grade inflammation undergoing “low-tech” infertility treatment. If successful, improvements in pregnancy rates from ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination treatments may be significantly improved for the first time in decades, improving couples’ outcomes during first-line treatment and thus reducing their need for more expensive and invasive treatments.

This initiative aligns with the NICHD Vision area of Reproduction, as well as Health Diversity and Disparities.

Program Contact

Enrique Schisterman
Division of Intramural Population Health Research


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