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Multiple pregnancies are the most frequent and serious complication of assisted reproduction. Both high-order multiple and twin pregnancies entail a number of medical and economic outcomes that affect the children, the mother, the parents, the families, and society as a whole. Limiting the number of embryos to transfer is the only method available to decrease the incidence of multiple pregnancies. Single Embryo Transfer reviews the advantages and limitations of this approach to assisted reproduction. The crucial issue of selecting the best embryo will be reviewed in detail. All clinical issues involved in setting up and running an SET programme will be covered, including important topics such as cryopreservation of embryos, embryo donation, and patient counselling. The final chapters on future SET trends in Europe and North America are written by leading figures in the IVF world. The book is of interest to physicians, embryologists, nurses, insurers, politicians, ethicists and patients.
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Review of the hardback: 'I enjoyed reading through the book - it is authoritative and up to date - a worthwhile contribution to the field. Thank you for this.' William L. Ledger, University of Sheffield Review of the hardback: 'The chapter on patient selection for IVF is brilliant and suggests the best strategy for selecting patients for eSET without reducing pregnancy rates unnecessarily ... I would recommend the book for all clinicians and embryologists as well as our commissioners and legislators ...' The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist "This timely book offers a comprehensive overview of elective single embryo transfer from scientific, cutural, financial, and political perspectives. Many chapters end with a set of questions and answers designed to summarize the issues presented in the chapter and to help advance the practice of elective single embryo transfer, helping to make the book very user friendly...This is a timely and necessary first. Many articles have been published on elective single embryo transfer, and this book offers a comprehensive overview of this topic from the experts who wrote the original articles."
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