In search of real autonomy for fertility patients

Josephine Johnston, Michael K. Gusmano, Pasquale Patrizio

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


Nearly one in eight infants in the United States is born preterm. A variety of factors are associated with preterm birth, including multiplicity. In the United States fertility treatments are currently associated with high rates of multiplicity, but these rates could be reduced significantly if changes can be made to fertility treatment policy and practice. These include reducing the financial pressure on patients to prioritize pregnancy chances over safety by expanding insurance coverage and altering the way we calculate success rates and insurance benefits so that two consecutive single embryo transfers is equivalent to one double embryo transfer.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)243-250
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Economics, Policy and Law
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 9 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


Dive into the research topics of 'In search of real autonomy for fertility patients'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this