Journal article

Assessing the health and development of ART-conceived young adults: A study of feasibility, parent recall, and acceptability.

Jane RW Fisher, Karin Hammarberg, HW Gordon Baker, John C McBain

Reprod Health | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to treat infertility have been available for nearly three decades. There have been a number of systematic comparisons of the health and development of ART-conceived with spontaneously-conceived (SC) children. Data are equivocal, some finding no differences and others that there are more health and developmental problems in the ART group. It is agreed that perinatal mortality and morbidity are worse after assisted than spontaneous conception and the impact of the hormonally altered intrauterine environment on puberty and later fertility of offspring are unknown. To date however, there has been no investigation of the health and development ..

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