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The PIP Study


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Participation in the Pipelle for Pregnancy (PIP) Study is now on offer at Repromed. 
 
Endometrial pipelle sampling (also known as endometrial biopsy, injury or scratching) is a common procedure used to collect samples from women with heavy periods.  A thin plastic sampler (pipelle) is passed through the cervix and into the uterus to obtain a sample of the lining.
 
Researchers have found that by taking an endometrial sample from women, who have had unsuccessful IVF cycles in the past, can increase their chances of pregnancy in their next IVF cycle.  However, it is unknown whether sampling is helpful for those women undergoing their first or second IVF cycles, or for those undergoing a frozen embryo transfer.  It is also unknown whether sampling could help couples with unexplained infertility, or subfertility related to polycystic ovarian syndrome, who are trying conceive through intercourse. 
 
Repromed will be recruiting three groups of women for this study:
 
  1. PIP-IVF: in women undergoing embryo transfer with their own embryos
  2. PIP-UE:  in couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility
  3. PIP-PCOS: in couples with subfertility related to polycystic ovarian syndrome
 
If you would like to learn more about the PIP study, please click here or contact Sarah on pip@auckland.ac.nz or 09 923 9487.