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Preimplation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening: Risks and Benefits





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Gynecologists and women's health practitioners who care for patients during their reproductive years.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  • Discuss potential indications for PGS.
  • Discuss risks and benefits associated with PGS

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Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 163: Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy. Obstet Gynecol. 2016;127(5):e123-137.
  2. Ethics Committee of American Society for Reproductive M. Use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for serious adult onset conditions: a committee opinion. Fertility and sterility. 2013;100(1):54-57.
  3. Scott RT, Jr., Upham KM, Forman EJ, et al. Blastocyst biopsy with comprehensive chromosome screening and fresh embryo transfer significantly increases in vitro fertilization implantation and delivery rates: a randomized controlled trial. Fertility and sterility. 2013;100(3):697-703.

Marie Menke, MD, MPH — Assistant Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Womens Hospital, UPMC
Dr. Menke receives grant support from NIH.
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