Fertility MOT Tests ‘A Waste of Money’
October 10, 2017
(BBC) – Fertility tests marketed at women worried they have left it too late to have a baby, can be a “waste of money”. Ovarian reserve tests, which can cost £100 or more, measure hormones in blood to give an idea of how many eggs a woman has. Latest research in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the tests did not predict a woman’s chance of conceiving, however. Women must be told this, experts say. The tests were originally developed by IVF clinics to predict how a woman having fertility treatment might respond to the drugs used to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. But some companies have been marketing them to women as a fertility MOT.