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ESHRE guideline on the number of embryos to transfer during IVF/ICSI

A project from the Special Interest Group Safety and Quality in ART

Number of embryos to transfer

The ESHRE guideline on the number of embryos to transfer during IVF/ICSI has been developed to provide infertility care practitioners with the best available evidence and recommendations on how many embryos to transfer during IVF/ICSI.

This guideline provides 35 recommendations and good practice points to help clinicians reach the ultimate objective of an infertility treatment: a healthy pregnancy and birth.

The guideline outlined the clinical and non-clinical factors that should or should not be considered when deciding on the number of embryos to transfer.
It has been endorsed by a substantial patient survey, reflecting the patients’ preferences and experiences regarding embryo transfer. Furthermore, the guideline development group developed some real-life scenarios as examples to help both infertility care practitioners and patients make decisions.


Guideline development group

Working group ESHRE Guideline ET



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