IVF linked to risk of birth defects and heart disease

Two recent studies have shown that the incidence of birth defects and long-term circulatory problems is much higher among children conceived with IVF.

A group from Nanjing Medical University in China did a meta-analysis of all studies of children conceived through IVF and ICSI and found that they are at “significantly increased risk for birth defects”. The research, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, indicated that these children had a 37% higher risk of a birth defect across a range of body systems.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,… MORE




 
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