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Table 4 Patient response to possible embryo disposition status as a function of future pregnancy outcome from IVF.

From: Pre-treatment preferences and characteristics among patients seeking in vitro fertilisation

Hypothetical family scenario n
If treatment at our centre resulted in a successful delivery of your healthy baby, and you had extra embryos remaining in storage here, what do you think you would be most likely to do with them?  
   Maintain them in storage, and plan for another attempt for pregnancy 127
   Donate them for stem-cell research 3
   Make them available for anonymous adoption by another couple 6
   Undecided 65
   Not answered 5
If treatment at our centre resulted in a successful twin delivery of two healthy babies (sex not specified) and you had extra embryos remaining in storage here, what do you think you would be most likely to do with them?  
   Maintain them in storage, and plan for another attempt for pregnancy 96
   Donate them for stem-cell research 6
   Make them available for anonymous adoption by another couple 12
   Undecided 87
   Not answered 5
If treatment at our centre resulted in a successful twin delivery of two healthy babies (same sex twins) and you had extra embryos remaining in storage here, what do you think you would be most likely to do with them?  
   Maintain them in storage, and plan for another attempt for pregnancy 97
   Donate them for stem-cell research 6
   Make them available for anonymous adoption by another couple 10
   Undecided 87
   Not answered 6
If treatment at our centre resulted in a successful twin delivery of two healthy babies (one boy + one girl) and you had extra embryos remaining in storage here, what do you think you would be most likely to do with them?  
   Maintain them in storage, and plan for another attempt for pregnancy 90
   Donate them for stem-cell research 6
   Make them available for anonymous adoption by another couple 15
   Undecided 89
   Not answered 6