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College urges maximum of two embryos for in vitro fertilisation

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7230.271 (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:271
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Women undergoing infertility treatment should receive a maximum of two embryos to reduce the current unacceptably high rate of multiple births, recommends the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in its latest issue of guidelines on the management of infertility.

    The document completes a series of three evidence based guidelines that cover the entire field of infertility management. As well as improving management and setting standards in the treatment of infertile couples, particularly those having in vitro fertilisation and donor insemination, the college hopes that the guidelines will help to bring equality to a field of medicine that has been described as a “geographical …

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