• SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association

Slated Version: Use of IVF Procedure for Male Infertility has Doubled, but Doesn’t Improve Pregnancy Outcomes



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B-ROLL Pictures of Luca and the family in hospital after he was born BABY LUKA ARRIVED SAFELY IN THIS WORLD AFTER REGINA AZUCKI (Ah-ZUT-ski) AND HER HUSBAND UNDERWENT SEVERAL ROUNDS OF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION OR I-V-F. SOT/FULL Regina Azucki - IVF Patient Super@:07 Runs:08 “We tried for gosh, probably a year and then my son is two and a half now, so it’s just been amazing.” B-ROLL Graphic with sperm on side and words INTRACYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION ONE TYPE OF I-V-F INCREASINGLY BEING USED IS CALLED INTRA-CYTO-PLASMIC SPERM INJECTION OR ICSI (Ick-See). SOT/FULL Sheree L. Boulet, Dr.P.H., M.P.H - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Super@:21 Runs:12 (Video covering 2nd half of bite: ICSI procedure under microscope) “ICSI is a type of in vitro fertilization where a single sperm is injected into an egg. Whereas for conventional IVF the sperm is penetrating the egg on its own.” B-ROLL ICSI procedure under the microscope ICK-SEE IS MOSTLY RECOMMENDED WHEN THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THE MAN’S SPERM OR WHAT’S CALLED MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY. SOT/FULL Akanksha Mehta, M.D., - Emory University School of Medicine Super@:38 Runs:06 “ICSI has really revolutionized the treatment of our male factor infertility patients.” B-ROLL Dr. Mehta and Dr. Boulet walking down hallway, looking through microscope, ICSI procedure, doctors sitting at table, sperm under microscope DR. AKANKSHA (Ah-KANK-shah) MEHTA (Meh-Tah) FROM EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DR. SHEREE (Sherry) BOULET (Boo-Lay) FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND CO-AUTHORS EXAMINED ICSI (ICK-See) PROCEDURES THAT USED ONLY FRESH EMBRYOS, NOT FROZEN, FROM 1996 TRHOUGH 2012. THEY COMPARED ICSI (ICK-See) OUTCOMES FROM THE FIVE MOST RECENT YEARS TO CONVENTIONAL I-V-F PROCEDURES. THEY ALSO LOOKED AT WHETHER OR NOT MALE INFERTILITY WAS PRESENT IN THESE CASES. SOT/FULL Akanksha Mehta, M.D., - Emory University School of Medicine Super@1:05 Runs:14 “The use of ICSI has doubled since it was first introduced and the increase has been largely among cases where male factor infertility is absent.” GXF FULL JAMA COVER THE STUDY APPEARS IN JAMA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. SOT/FULL Sheree L. Boulet, Dr.P.H., M.P.H - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Super@1:23 Runs:18 (Video covering middle of bite: Dr. Boulet and Dr. Mehta in lab looking at microscope, pan to Dr. Boulet) “Those cycles saw a four-fold increase in the use of ICSI over the study period. The use of ICSI did not improve reproductive outcomes such as pregnancy and live birth rates when compared with conventional IVF, regardless of whether or not there was a diagnosis of male factor infertility.” SOT/FULL Akanksha Mehta, M.D., - Emory University School of Medicine Super@1:41 Runs:13 “The benefit of this technology still remains very much only in cases where severe male factor infertility is present that would prevent natural fertilization from taking place.” B-ROLL Various pictures of Luka with his family DESPITE THE CHALLENGES, LUKA’S PARENTS ALWAYS STAYED POSITIVE DURING THE LONG WAIT FOR HIS ARRIVAL. SOT/FULL Regina Azucki - IVF Patient Super@1:59 Runs:05 (Video covering 2nd part of bite: Pic of the entire family) “He just makes me so happy and he’s just brought so much to our lives and so much joy.” B-ROLL Pic of baby Luka CATHERINE DOLF, THE JAMA REPORT.
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