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Assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the upstate: reducing the risks of multiple births.
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PMID:  16711617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple pregnancies from ART procedures are all too common. Efforts to reduce high-order multiple pregnancies will require both social and medical reforms. In lieu of a legislative agenda to reduce multiple pregnancies in the United States, efforts must come from the personnel within the individual ART clinics. The approach to the problem includes accepting a lower pregnancy rate than otherwise might be obtainable, if the observed rate of high-order multiple pregnancies is above a certain threshold. Expanding the opportunities for ART reimbursement will ultimately address this problem in the United States, but until then, it is a problem that will not go away without commitment and resolve.
Paul B Miller; David A Forstein; Rebecca S Usadi; Bruce A Lessey; H Lee Higdon; William R Boone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975)     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0038-3139     ISO Abbreviation:  J S C Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-22     Completed Date:  2006-07-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503045     Medline TA:  J S C Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, 890 W. Faris Road, Suite 470, Greenville, SC 29605-5601, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Embryo Transfer*
Fertilization in Vitro*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Retrospective Studies

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