More Patients Are Opting for Single-Embryo IVF
In a shake-up of the American in vitro fertilization industry, more women are choosing single-embryo therapy rather than the riskier — though long-favored — multiple-embryo treatment. In 2015, OZY reports, more than a third of aspiring moms under 35 opted for that approach, up from only 5 percent in 2007.
What’s made it more popular? Technological improvements, including greater success in implanting blastocysts, have decreased the risk of failure for the single-embryo procedure. Experts say the shift could be a transformative one for millions of Americans who rely on fertility treatments.