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    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. Technological improvements, including greater success in implanting blastocysts, has decreased the risk of failure for the single-embryo procedure. In 2015, more than a third of aspiring moms under 35 opted for that approach, up from only 5 percent in 2007. Experts say the shift could be a transformative one for millions of Americans who rely on fertility treatments.

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