Effect of age on decisions about the numbers of embryos to transfer in assisted conception: a prospective study

Debbie A Lawlor, Scott M Nelson

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Abstract

Elective single-embryo transfer has been proposed as a strategy to reduce the risk of multiple birth and adverse pregnancy outcomes after in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). Whether this approach should be restricted to young women is unclear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-527
Number of pages7
JournalLancet
Volume379
Issue number9815
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2012

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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro
  • Humans
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Live Birth
  • Maternal Age
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Pregnancy, Multiple
  • Premature Birth
  • Young Adult

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