A 18-year-old member asked:
I have genital herpes but can i still do ivf as long as i give birth c-section?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: You can have ivf even with a history of herpes. Lots of women give birth vaginally with a history of herpes so long as they are not having an active breakout at the time of delivery. Prophylactic medication can reduce the risks of transmission dramatically.
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Last updated Oct 10, 2017
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