Graduate project

Adjunct Treatment with Human Growth Hormone in Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation

Infertility affects approximately 12% of the population worldwide. Infertility can cause major social and emotional disorders. Currently there is a lack of agreement in the ideal treatment of infertile women. This grant proposal intends to study the effect of adding human growth hormone using a retrospective observational case control study. The dependent variable being examined is mature oocytes produced during a controlled ovarian hyperstimulation cycle. The study is significant to advanced practice nursing by gaining information on adjunct treatments to properly educate infertility patients about treatment options as well as supporting the couple emotionally through the fertility process.