The advantages of single embryo transfer (SET) to the long-term welfare of both mother and
child are well documented, and yet the transfer of a single embryo in an IVF cycle is still not routine worldwide. Importantly, advances in embryo cultures systems and embryo diagnosis, together with significant improvements in embryo cryopreservation, are helping to make SET the standard of care for many clinics. The journey of how the goal of SET can be attained will be discussed and the future of human IVF considered.
The road to single embryo transfer: Where have we come from and where are we heading?
David K. Gardner, Australia