Journal article

1295School age outcomes in IVF-conceived children compared with controls: a population linkage study

Amber Kennedy, Beverley Vollenhoven, Richard Hiscock, Catharyn Stern, Susan Walker, Jeanie Cheong, Jon Quach, Roxanne Hastie, David Wilkinson, John McBain, Lyle Gurrin, Vivien MacLachlan, Franca Agresta, Susan Baohm, Stephen Tong, Anthea Lindquist

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021


Abstract Background There is interest in longer term outcomes in IVF-conceived offspring compared with those conceived naturally. So far, the findings have been conflicting. The Australian Early Developmental Consensus (AEDC) assesses children in their first year of primary school across five domains. Methods To compare school entry outcomes in IVF-conceived children with naturally conceived controls, we undertook a statewide data linkage study, with perinatal data (2005-2014) linked to data from IVF providers in Victoria and the AEDC. Our approach to analysis included: com..

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