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ART: iatrogenic multiple pregnancy?

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Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are now widely accepted as effective treatment for most causes of infertility. With improving success rates, attention has turned to the problem of multiple pregnancies, which are associated with a poor perinatal outcome, maternal complications and significant financial consequences. The challenge is to reduce multigestational pregnancies while maintaining good treatment outcomes. Methods to prevent multiple pregnancy include restrictive use of ART in couples with a good chance of spontaneous pregnancy, cautious use of gonadotrophins, and increased use of natural-cycle intra-uterine insemination and elective single embryo transfer in in-vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. The aim of this article is to review the contribution of fertility treatment to multiple pregnancies and strategies for reducing multiples in ART.

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Verberg, M F G, Macklon, N.S., Heijnen, E M E W and Fauser, B C J M (2007) ART: iatrogenic multiple pregnancy? Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 21, (1), pp. 129-143. (doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2006.09.011). (PMID:17074535).

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Published date: February 2007
Keywords: art, complications, ivf, multiple pregnancy, single embryo transfer

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Local EPrints ID: 185557
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/185557
ISSN: 1521-6934
PURE UUID: d55b3174-3fec-4089-9ead-4ec01fcef577

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Date deposited: 10 May 2011 13:48
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:49

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Author: M F G Verberg
Author: N.S. Macklon
Author: E M E W Heijnen
Author: B C J M Fauser

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