In vitro fertilization in Norfolk, Virginia, 1980–1983

  title={In vitro fertilization in Norfolk, Virginia, 1980–1983},
  author={Jairo E. Garc{\'i}a and Anibal A. Acosta and Mason C. Andrews and Georgeanna Seegar Jones and Howard Wilbur Jones and Themis Mantzavinos and Jacob F. Mayer and Jeanne S. McDowell and Bruce A. Sandow and Lucinda L. Veeck and Theresa Whibley and Charles Wilkes and George L. Wright},
  journal={Journal of in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer},
Three years of progress of the Vital Initiation of Pregnancy (VIP) Program in Norfolk is reported. No conception resulted from 41 oocyte aspirations during spontaneous menstrual cycles in 1980. An average of 3.7 oocytes per cycle, or a 73.5% recovery rate, resulted in 362 human menopausal gonadotropin/human chorionic gonadotropin-induced cycles from January 1981 to March 1983. Forty pecent of the oocytes recovered from these cycles were preovulatory, 35% atretic, and 25% immature. Immature… 
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The program for in vitro fertilization at Norfolk.
A brief report of a general nature covering the period from the beginning of the effort in late February 1980 through December 31, 1981, although minor changes were constantly made in the protocol, there were two major revisions.
Maturation and fertilization of morphologically immature human oocytes in a program of in vitro fertilization.
On the transfer of conceptuses from oocytes fertilized in vitro.
The transfer of conceptuses into the uterus after fertilization of oocytes in vitro was used 94 times from January 1, 1981-June 30, 1982, resulting in 21 pregnancies, and difficulty was encountered only once in passing the catheter into the uterine cavity.
The importance of the follicular phase to success and failure in in vitro fertilization.