FAQs on Elective Single Embryo Transfer in Los Angeles
In two-thirds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures in the U.S., three or more embryos are transferred. This can increase the chances of multiple pregnancies, with triplets, quadruplets, or more. To prevent the risks associated with multiple births, experts recommend elective single embryo transfer (eSET).
Who is a candidate for elective single embryo transfer?
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends eSET for:
• Women who are aged 35 years and younger
• Females who have good embryo quality
• Women undergoing their first assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle
• Females with a favorable diagnosis
• Women who had a successful pregnancy in an earlier ART cycle
• Females who have embryos available for later use (cryopreservation)