Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

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Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--8

The endometrium in assisted reproductive technology: How thin is thin?


Nalini Mahajan, S Sharma 
 Nova IVI Fertility, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Nalini Mahajan
Nova IVI Fertility, B-2/1 A Safdarjang Enclave, Africa Avenue, New Delhi - 110 029
India

A thin endometrium is encountered infrequently (2.4%) in assisted reproductive technology cycles. When it does occur it is a cause of concern as it is associated with lower implantation rate and pregnancy rate. Though pregnancies have been reported at 4 and 5 mm it is apparent that an endometrial thickness <6 mm is associated with a trend toward lower probability of pregnancy. Hormone replacement therapy – frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles appear to give better results due to an improvement in endometrial receptivity (ER). The etiology of thin endometrium plays a significant part in its receptivity. A number of treatments have been tried to improve endometrial growth, but none has been validated so far. Confirming ER of a thin endometrium by an ER array test before FET offers reassurance.


How to cite this article:
Mahajan N, Sharma S. The endometrium in assisted reproductive technology: How thin is thin?.J Hum Reprod Sci 2016;9:3-8


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Mahajan N, Sharma S. The endometrium in assisted reproductive technology: How thin is thin?. J Hum Reprod Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 May 28 ];9:3-8
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