Fertility agency is to investigate single embryo transfer

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 04 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:308
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The common practice in Britain during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment of implanting more than one embryo in women may be banned under new guidelines aimed at reducing the number of multiple births.

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which regulates fertility treatment and cloning research, has announced that an expert group will study the experience in Europe of single embryo transfer.

    The authority's chief executive, Angela McNab, in announcing the review in Manchester last week, said multiple births …

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