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International Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 301452, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/301452
Research Article

The Desire for Multiple Pregnancy among Patients with Infertility and Their Partners

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Universiti Malaya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 19 May 2014; Revised 8 July 2014; Accepted 9 July 2014; Published 22 July 2014

Academic Editor: Hind A. Beydoun

Copyright © 2014 Ida Lilywaty Md Latar and Nuguelis Razali. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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