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Multiple pregnancies: the price to pay.
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PMID:  8735006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since 1980, the rate of multiple pregnancies due to assisted reproductive technology has been multiplied by 10, especially for twin pregnancies and for cases involving simple stimulation of ovulation. The prices paid are: an increase in prematurity (82% of deliveries); perinatal mortality (an increase of 74%); and transfer to intensive care units (95% of infants born of multiple pregnancies). This does not take into account the rise in cost per child, which increased by 1.9 for twins and 3.7 for triplets. The solution does not lie in selective embryo reduction but in the reduction of the number of embryos transferred.
J Salat-Baroux; J M Antoine
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  65 Suppl     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-17     Completed Date:  1996-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S17-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Biology of Reproduction, University Paris VI, Hôpital Tenon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Transfer / methods
Health Care Costs*
Pregnancy Outcome / economics*
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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