Infertility and Birth Defects

The prevalence of  Childcare birth defects was compared among the following groups births as a result of each method of infertility treatment, including spontaneous conception during periods of observation and treatment cycles births as a result of spontaneous conception in women with a previous birth with assisted conception, births to women with a history of infertility on their perinatal outcomes record and no history of treatment with assisted reproductive technology and births to women in the general population with no recorded history of infertility or treatment. The risks of birth defects associated with other forms of minimal treatment (e.g., timed intercourse, semen tests, or low-dose hormonal stimulation) were not significantly different from the risk with spontaneous conception. Although most births resulting from assisted conception were free of birth defects, treatment with assisted reproductive technology was associated with an increased risk of birth defects, including cerebral palsy, as compared with spontaneous conception.

  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Risk of Idiopathic Male Infertility
  • Artificial Gametes and Ovarian Stimulation


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