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IVF lab manager: Certain percentage of women unknowingly carry others’ embryos

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The IVF laboratory manager at Assuta Medical Center in Rishon Lezion said Tuesday that a “certain percentage” of women who undergo in vitro fertilization carry an embryo that is not their own.

“There is a certain percentage of women who carry a pregnancy that is not theirs or give birth to a child that is not exactly theirs,” the unidentified manager told Channel 12.

Assuta recently discovered that a woman who had undergone IVF treatment was carrying an embryo that was not her own. The facility was reportedly barred by the Health Ministry from accepting new IVF patients on Saturday. The woman was 30 weeks pregnant when the mistake was uncovered.

When asked if there may have been other IVF mix-ups in his lab, the manager said that this had likely........

© The Times of Israel

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