Recommended number of embryos to transfer in IVF treatment

This table shows the recommended number of embryos that should be transferred in an IVF cycle according to the NICE clinical guideline (CG156) and quality standard (QS73) on fertility. This table can be printed for ease of local use.

This resource is an implementation tool and should be used alongside the published guidance and quality standard. The information does not supersede or replace the guidance or quality standard itself.

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This page was last updated: 23 October 2014