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Hi Eveyone,
It's very important for the decision of how many embryos transfered remains between the doctor and their patients. There are guidelines to refer to, set by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (www.asrm.org), but they are only guidelines because they recognize each patient is a unique individual and not everyone fits within a cookie cutter. For example, for women of older ages the guidelines are to transfer more embryos, but not every patient wants that many transfered. And the guideline for a younger patient is one or two, but that is not helpful for the patient with a high percentage of genetically abnormal embryos. Many factors go into how many embryos are transfered which is why the number should not be mandated.

The outcome of the Octomom is very unfortunate. It is safe to say, it is not the norm. My point is, this is not something you would find in a state that provides health benefits for infertility treatment.

Fertility Within Reach

June 29, 2011 - 7:08am


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