The Truth About Multiples
Evans MI
Female Patient. 2010;35(3):35-37

Over the past 30 years, treatment of infertility has permitted millions of couples to have their own children, but of all babies born following in vitro fertilization, more than half are part of a multiple pregnancy.1 Twins, commonly quoted for decades to account for 1 in 90 births, have more than doubled; about 65% of twins in the United States emanate from infertility treatments. Incidence of monozygotic (MZ) twins, per se and as part of higher-order multiples, has continued to rise, with associated dramatically increased risks for anomalies, loss, and prematurity.2


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