Ezugwu EC

Dr, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, 114 IQ Healthcare, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Nigeria

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    Debating Elective Single Embryo Transfer after in vitro Fertilization: A Plea for a Context???Sensitive Approach
    Author(s): Ezugwu EC* and Van der Burg S

    The number of embryos transferred after in vitro fertilization (IVF) have been a topic of debate for over a decade now. Due to the risk associated with multiple pregnancy, there has been a global effort at reducing the multiple pregnancy rates to a minimum while maintaining an acceptable level of successful IVF pregnancy rate. Elective single embryo transfer (eSET) is advocated in most European countries. In Belgium and Sweden, eSET is mandatory for couples with a good prognosis. However, despite clinical recommendations and policy statements, patients in clinical practice frequently do request for the transfer of multiple embryos in order to have twins. Such requests conflict with policy guidelines and create an ethical dilemma for physicians: Should the physician do as the couple requests, and there with respect the autonomy of patients, or adhere to medical policy that takes the he.. Read More»

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