Participants needed for Acupuncture trial
Participants are needed to be part of a study, being conducted by the University of Western Sydney in conjunction with IVF Australia and other fertility clinics across the country, investigating the effectiveness of acupuncture in improving embryo implantation, pregnancy and live birth rates. The use of acupuncture has grown in popularity as an adjunct to IVF, so it is important for consumers and health care providers that the evidence base for this therapy is established. The study will add significant new knowledge to defining the exact role of acupuncture in the management of infertility requiring IVF from a clinical and cost effectiveness perspective. To take part in this study participants must:
- Be under the age of 43
- Be undergoing a fresh IVF or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) cycle
- Not be undergoing a Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis cycle
- Participants in the trial will receive their treatments on the day of embryo transfer – administered by experienced acupuncturists – at research partnered IVF units in clinics across Australia.
The trial will remain open to new participants until December 2014 and possibly into early 2015. Women wishing to find out more, or to register, please contact the research co-ordinator Sarah Fogarty on 02 4620 3290.