Ethical obligation for restricting the number of embryos transferred to women: combating the multiple-birth epidemic from in vitro fertilization.

@article{Voorhis2010EthicalOF,
  title={Ethical obligation for restricting the number of embryos transferred to women: combating the multiple-birth epidemic from in vitro fertilization.},
  author={Bradley J. Van Voorhis and Ginny L. Ryan},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          287-94
        }
}
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an increasingly effective and popular means of achieving pregnancy for infertile women, but contributes to a growing incidence of risky twin pregnancies. Despite studies demonstrating cost-effective means to achieve IVF pregnancy while strictly limiting the number of embryos transferred, multiple-embryo transfer remains the most common practice in the United States, and twin pregnancies continue to increase. IVF providers resist restricting these practices… CONTINUE READING
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