Administration of fertility treatments remains complex

June 5, 2006

Results of a new survey sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals showthat only 30% of women undergoing fertility treatments are able toadminister the medications once a day, a frequency that is thoughtto reduce patient anxiety and administration errors. The survey wasconducted on-line by the National Infertility Association among 238respondents between the ages of 27 and 40.

Administration of fertility treatments remains complex

Results of a new survey sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals show that only 30% of women undergoing fertility treatments are able to administer the medications once a day, a frequency that is thought to reduce patient anxiety and administration errors. The survey was conducted on-line by the National Infertility Association among 238 respondents between the ages of 27 and 40. More than half of the participants used both a needle/syringe and a pen for their daily injections, while one-third used just a needle and syringe, and 10% used only a pen. More patients reported that they were more anxious using a needle and syringe than a pen. Seventeen percent of patients reported very severe anxiety when they were required to inject their medications more than once a day. The National Infertility Association, also known as Resolve, was founded in 1974 to provide education, advocacy, and support on behalf of patients dealing with infertility.

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