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.

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, April 2012

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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