Multiple pregnancies have been and remain the most common and serious complication of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Prematurity is the major complication of multiple pregnancies although there are other problems affecting the children and parents also increase significantly. The scope of the problem of ART and multiple pregnancies is discussed as well as the specific issues involving children and parents. Progress in decreasing ART multiple pregnancies and suggested steps to further decrease ART multiple pregnancies are also discussed.
Keywords: Multiple pregnancy, assisted reproductive technologies, in vitro fertilization, prematurity
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