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Is mandatory elective single embryo transfer ethically justified

Abstract:

In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is an effective form of fertility treatment that is acknowledged to be associated with a higher rate of obstetric complications and poorer neonatal outcomes compared to natural conception. While some of this increased obstetric risk is intrinsic to the infertile population being treated, the practice of multiple embryo transfer and resultant higher order pregnancy also plays a significant role. As a result, several jurisdictions (Sweden, Belgium, Turkey, and Qu...

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Publication status:
Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Fertility and Sterility Journal website
Publication date:
2016
EISSN:
1556-5653
ISSN:
0015-0282
URN:
uuid:be221356-f09b-4be5-9cc7-f5dc3520fed2
Source identifiers:
598996
Local pid:
pubs:598996

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