The argument for single embryo transfer—one we’ve been making for quite some time—seems to keep gathering steam. The latest support has come from a recently published study using data from the national database for IVF centers’ information from 2006 to 2012.1
The study looked at live birth rates (LBRs) both from elective single embryo transfer (SET) and dual embryo transfer (DET). You might be surprised by the findings. The rates of live births were just as good—or better—for two SET cycles as for one DET cycle. In some patients, the live birth rate was up to 20 percent higher with two SET cycles.