Endometrial Scratching

Endometrial scratching is one of the procedures offered by IVF clinics to improve embryo implantation and pregnancy rates.

A few trials have suggested that an endometrial injury performed for women with 2 failed previous embryo transfers improves clinical pregnancy rates. The Cochrane body of evidence suggests that larger research studies are needed to substantiate these findings.

Currently, we are awaiting the results of a large NIHR funded trial which aims to assess the effectiveness of endometrial scratching on IVF success.

Your consultant may recommend this procedure as an adjunct to your treatment depending on your history.

Whilst this technique is not evidence based, the clinic will only offer it when your consultant deems it appropriate for the treatment.