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Fertility treatment regulator steps up warning about multiple births

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1353
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    The UK fertility treatment regulator has stepped up its warnings to couples seeking treatment about the risks of multiple births as a result of assisted conception techniques.

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    The move came last week as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority published its new guide on treatment options for patients and healthcare professionals and released its latest set of figures on the live birth rate achieved at 85 UK licensed clinics.

    The cumulative figures show that between April 2003 and March 2004 the live birth rate rose 1.2 percentage points on the previous year to 21.6%. The increase was reflected across all age groups. …

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