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New IVF strategy launched

27th June 2008

Fertility experts have said that IVF clinics should ensure that the amount of twins born following IVF treatment should be dramatically reduced.

A new strategy means clinics would have to reduce the number of twins per birth from one in four to 10% by 2011. Alun Elias-Jones, consultant paediatrician and member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "The risk of an adverse outcome for a multiple birth is much greater than for singleton births."


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