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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