Decline in birth defects seen among babies conceived through ART

09/30/2012 | Reuters

Data on more than 207,000 births in Western Australia from 1994 to 2002 showed a decline in the number of babies conceived through assisted reproduction techniques who were diagnosed with a birth defect by age 6. Researchers said that improvements in clinical practice may have played a role in lowering the number of birth defects among ART babies. The findings appear in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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