Elective single-embryo transfer

The optimal outcome of in vitro fertilization is the birth of a healthy singleton. Elective single-embryo transfer should be offered to good-prognosis patients. Elective single-embryo transfer utilization should increase with improved awareness and embryology laboratory advances.

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Practice Committee of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 97, Issue 4, Pages 835-842

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As in vitro fertilization implantation rates have improved, the practice of transfering multiple embryos must be evaluated. The purpose of this document is to reassess the literature on elective single-embryo transfer, to provide guidance for patient selection, and to discuss barriers to utilization.

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