澳门金沙城中心:IVF babies draw short straw on birth defects

日期:2019-03-02 07:13:01 作者:沃掾 阅读:

BABIES conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) really do seem to be at higher risk of birth defects – though doctors don’t yet know why. In the latest study, researchers analysed the health records of 61,208 deliveries in Ontario, Canada, during 2005. They found that the 1394 babies born via ART – IVF, ovulation induction and intra-uterine insemination – were about 60 per cent more likely to have birth defects than children conceived naturally. Gastrointestinal abnormalities were most common, though the babies also had a higher risk of bone, muscle and heart-related defects. It is important to put the results into perspective,