Wednesday, December 2, 2009
A new study has found a higher rate of birth defects among babies conceived by assisted reproduction compared to babies conceived naturally.
In the study, almost 3 percent of infants conceived with assisted reproduction were diagnosed with a major birth defect, compared to less than 2 percent of babies conceived naturally, Dr. Darine El-Chaar and colleagues from The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario, Canada and colleagues found.
It's scientifically plausible, the researchers note, that babies born with assisted reproduction would be at greater risk for major birth defects, "given the interventions required in these treatments."
Read the full story from ABC News here.