Thousands of women who take high doses of fertility drugs as part of IVF treatment may actually be harming their chances of ever having a baby, doctors are warning.
Increasing reliance on such powerful drugs could be preventing women from getting pregnant and damaging their eggs, new studies suggest.
A conference of fertility experts this month will call on the IVF industry to rethink its approach. They say hormones used to "kickstart" the ovaries could cause chromosomal damage to more than half of eggs, rendering them useless.
The treatments may also affect the womb lining, preventing embryos from implanting.
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