March 3rd, 2015

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A Note from the Editor-in-Chief
Authors:  Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.
  Welcome to the March-April 2013 Editor-in-Chief’s page. This issue will focus on clinical articles that address issues relevant for the practicing obstetrician-gynecologist.
In This Issue:

• Obligatory Versus Elective Single Embryo Transfer in in Vitro Fertilization: A Population-based Analysis of Data from the U.K. Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
J. K. Straughen, H. M. Salihu, L. Keith, J. Petrozzino and C. Jones

How much or how little regulation should be imposed on assisted-reproductive technologies? This has become a hot button item for infertility specialists around the world who engage in in vitro fertilization (IVF). As the success of IVF improved and more viable embryos were created, there was a growing temptation to transfer multiple embryos to increase the chances that women would have at least 1 “take-home” infant. It did not take very long for the IVF industry to discover that this approach resulted in a significant increase not only in multiple gestations but in high-order multiple gestations, with potentially disastrous consequences for the infants and their parents.
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