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15 April 2011

One embryo limit for fertility treatment

If women undergoing fertility treatment were limited to one embryo transfer at a time, lives and money would be saved due to fewer complications from multiple births.

If women undergoing fertility treatment were limited to one embryo transfer at a time, lives and money would be saved due to fewer complications from multiple births, Canadian doctors said.

Women and couples who are having trouble getting pregnant often opt for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), which involves combining the egg and sperm outside the womb and then implanting the fertilised embryo in the woman's uterus.

 
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