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Is mandating elective single embryo transfer ethically justifiable in young women?

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Compared with natural conception, IVF is an effective form of fertility treatment associated with higher rates of obstetric complications and poorer neonatal outcomes. While some increased risk is intrinsic to the infertile population requiring treatment, the practice of multiple embryo transfer contributes to these complications and outcomes, especially concerning its role in higher order pregnancies. As a result, several jurisdictions (e.g. Sweden, Belgium, Turkey, and Quebec) have legal...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.rbms.2016.02.001

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
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81-87
Publication date:
2015-12-05
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606567
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pubs:606567

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