When choosing an infertility treatment option, your doctor may decide that you should consider taking fertility shots. You can take fertility shots in preparation for an IUI (intrauterine insemination) or in preparation for IVF (in vitro fertilization). Depending on the type of treatment regimen you and your doctor choose, you could end up giving yourself over 120 shots!
That’s no fun.
Good news is coming our way. It has already come to Europe. Elanova, is a new fertility drug by Merck pharmaceutical company. It contains the same FSH hormone that women give to themselves on a daily basis but the difference is that one shot of Elanova lasts 7 days. Imagine that, one could theoretically do an entire cycle of IVF with less than 3 injections! Amazing.
The next discovery (and I’m sure it’s coming soon) is a drug that will replace shots all together.
Read more about Elanova here: http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_53990.asp