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Health Econ Policy Law. 2015 Jul;10(3):243-50. doi: 10.1017/S1744133114000164. Epub 2014 Jun 9.

In search of real autonomy for fertility patients.

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1Director of Research & Research Scholar,The Hastings Center,Garrison,NY,USA.
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2Research Scholar,The Hastings Center.
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3Professor of Obstetrics,Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Director,Yale Fertility Center,Yale School of Medicine,CT,USA.

Abstract

Nearly one in eight infants in the United States is born preterm. A variety of factors are associated with preterm birth, including multiplicity. In the United States fertility treatments are currently associated with high rates of multiplicity, but these rates could be reduced significantly if changes can be made to fertility treatment policy and practice. These include reducing the financial pressure on patients to prioritize pregnancy chances over safety by expanding insurance coverage and altering the way we calculate success rates and insurance benefits so that two consecutive single embryo transfers is equivalent to one double embryo transfer.

PMID:
24911834
DOI:
10.1017/S1744133114000164
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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