New Study Proves Multiple Births From IVF Can Be Avoided
Recent Research by Shady Grove Fertility Center Proves that elective Single Embryo Transfer is Effective in Reducing Multiple Births.
The published study, “Elective single embryo transfer: A 6-year progressive implementation of 784 single blastocyst transfers and the influence of payment method on patient choice,” which is available on Fertility and Sterility’s website, proved that elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can almost eliminate triplet pregnancies and also significantly reduce twin pregnancies without compromising pregnancy rates. It also showed that patients prefer to transfer one embryo when freed from financial pressures to transfer multiple embryos, which can occur when patients have limited or no insurance to pay for treatment. More embryos transferred theoretically improve success rates, but also increase the chance for multiples.
“The long-term costs of health care for multiples — such as the octuplets born last Monday in
Dr. Stillman adds that many patients who undergo IVF at Shady Grove Fertility Center and who are good candidates for eSET request that only a single embryo be transferred back to the their uterus. “If you can transfer one single embryo, without compromising pregnancy rates, then you can even minimize the risk of a twin pregnancy.”
Today, Shady Grove Fertility has one of the lowest triplet pregnancy rates in the nation, having reduced them from 7% in 2001 to 1.5% in 2007. The Center also significantly reduced its twin pregnancies by 7% in the same time period.
To interview Shady Grove Fertility Center’s Dr. Stillman or patient who has chosen eSET to help avoid a multiples pregnancy, please call
About Shady Grove Fertility CenterShady Grove Fertility Center is a progressive, private fertility center, and America’s largest progressive, performing more than 4,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles annually, including 400 egg donation cycles and an equal number of ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination cycles annually in 2008. Twenty-one reproductive endocrinologists plus Ph.D. scientists, and geneticists as well as 350 specialized staff care for patients in 11 full-service offices throughout the
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