Health outcomes associated with twin pregnancy

Women’s preferences for perinatal and neurodevelopmental health outcomes associated with twin pregnancy

Investigators

Bhattacharya, S. (Applied Clinical Sciences, University of Aberdeen)

Summary

Due to the routine practice of transferring two embryos during an IVF cycle, women undergoing this treatment face an increased risk of twin pregnancy and associated complications (e.g. premature delivery, perinatal death). Single embryo transfer is an effective way of reducing these risks but it may reduce the chances of pregnancy compared with double embryo transfer. The Standard gamble method was used to elicit women’s preferences for these trade-offs which were subsequently be used to model the cost utility of single versus double embryo transfer during IVF treatment.

Contact

P McNamee

Status

Complete

Publications

Scotland, G.S., McNamee, P., Peddie, V. and Bhattacharya, S. Safety versus success in elective single embryo transfer: women's preferences for outcomes of in vitro fertilisation. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2007; 114(8): 977-983.

Presentations

Scotland, G.S. and McNamee, P. A methodological comparison of alternative standard gamble chaining procedures. HESG, York. July 2006.

Scotland, G.S., McNamee, P., Peddie, V. and Bhattacharya, S. Safety versus success in SET: women’s preferences for outcomes of IVF. European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Prague, June 2006.