Fewer IVF Embryo Tranfers reduces multiple Births, lowering Risk and Not increasing Costs

Delivery rates are unaffected by a policy of transferring fewer embryos coupled with reimbursing six cycles of fertility treatment

Delivery rates are unaffected by a policy of transferring fewer embryos coupled with reimbursing six cycles of fertility treatment
Fewer IVF embryo tranfers reduces multiple births, lowering risk, and does not have to increase costs

An IVF research from Belgium has shown that if governments legislate to restrict the numbers of embryos transferred during fertility treatment, but combine it with a policy of reimbursing six cycles of assisted reproduction technology (ART), there is no detrimental impact on pregnancy and delivery rates.

However, there is a greatly reduced risk of multiple births, which have associated health risks for mother and babies and are an increased cost to the state.

Read Delivery rates are unaffected by a policy of transferring fewer embryos coupled with reimbursing six cycles of fertility treatment
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, 27 Nov 2013

Full Study: The impact of legally restricted embryo transfer and reimbursement policy on cumulative delivery rate after treatment with assisted reproduction technology
Human Reproduction, Vol.0, No.0 pp. 1 –9, 2013

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