Elizabeth Anne Sullivan

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OBJECTIVE Many definitions used in medically assisted reproduction (MAR) vary in different settings, making it difficult to standardize and compare procedures in different countries and regions. With the expansion of infertility interventions worldwide, including lower resource settings, the importance and value of a common nomenclature is critical. The(More)
STUDY QUESTION What are the access, effectiveness and safety of assisted reproductive technology (ART) worldwide in 2006? SUMMARY ANSWER ART access, effectiveness and safety vary markedly among countries. Overall, there was an increase in the use of ICSI, single embryo transfer (SET) and frozen embryo transfer (FET). There was a decline in the multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare regulatory and economic aspects of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in developed countries. DESIGN Comparative policy and economic analysis. PATIENT(S) Couples undergoing ART treatment in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Japan, and Australia. OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Description of regulatory and financing(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe patterns of preterm birth and low birth weight (LBW) for infants born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) and determine whether these were associated with maternal or treatment characteristics. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of national population data of infants conceived through ART. SETTING Australian birth records(More)
OBJECTIVE To present updated national birthweight percentiles by gestational age for male and female singleton infants born in Australia. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional population-based study of 2.53 million singleton live births in Australia between 1998 and 2007. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Birthweight percentiles by gestational age and sex. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the perinatal outcomes of babies conceived by single embryo transfer (SET) with those conceived by double embryo transfer (DET). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A retrospective population-based study of embryo transfer cycles in Australia and New Zealand between 2002 and 2006, using data from the Australia and New Zealand Assisted(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect on the human sex ratio at birth by assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures. DESIGN Retrospective population-based study. SETTING Fertility clinics in Australia and New Zealand. POPULATION The study included 13,368 babies by 13,165 women who had a single embryo transfer (SET) between 2002 and 2006. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Around 2% of women who give birth in Australia each year give birth in a birth centre. There is currently no standard definition of a birth centre in Australia. AIMS This study aimed to locate all birth centres nationally, describe their characteristics and procedures, and develop a definition. METHODS Surveys were sent to 23 birth centres.(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health conditions arising in the perinatal period, including depression, have the potential to impact negatively on not only the woman but also her partner, infant, and family. The capacity for routine, universal antenatal psychosocial assessment, and thus the potential for reduction of morbidity, is very significant. OBJECTIVES To(More)
STUDY QUESTION Have changes in assisted reproductive technology (ART) practice and outcomes occurred globally between 2003 and 2004? SUMMARY ANSWER Globally, ART practice has changed with an increasing prevalence of the use of ICSI rather than conventional IVF. In 2004, a small but increasing number of countries are incorporating single embryo transfer.(More)