Dark side of in vitro fertilization

Bioedge | MICHAEL COOK | 09 June 2017 [Orig. date 28 Apr 2012]

In-vitro fertilization (IVF)The negative side of IVF birth defects may finally be getting some publicity. IVF clinics are aware that there is a higher incidence of birth defects among children conceived through IVF. However, consumer awareness is low.

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CDC | 13 April 2016

ART and Birth Defects

Key Findings: Use of assisted reproductive technology and risk of birth defects

Use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the United States has increased over time. In 2012, about 1.5% of all infants were conceived using ART. Although most pregnancies conceived by ART have healthy outcomes, there have been some reports of increased risk for birth defects in infants conceived with ART. However, many of these studies were small and only a few evaluated different types of ART procedures. To study ART and birth defects in a large population of liveborn infants, CDC used national ART surveillance data linked with information from vital records and birth defects registries for three states (Florida, Massachusetts, and Michigan). These findings provide additional information on the risks of ART that can be used by patients, providers, and researchers... In our study of more than 4 million infants, we found that singleton infants conceived using ART were 40% more likely to have a nonchromosomal birth defect... Read more.

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