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In Vitro Fertilization Linked To Birth Defects

October 23, 2012

In vitro fertilization may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eyes, heart, reproductive organs and urinary system, according to a new UCLA study.

UCLA researchers presented findings from their abstract, “Congenital Malformations Associated With Assisted Reproductive Technology: A California Statewide Analysis,” on Oct. 20 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.

credit:  UCLA