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Outcomes improve in babies conceived by assisted reproduction, Nordic study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h371 (Published 21 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h371
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Perinatal outcomes have improved in children conceived by assisted reproductive technology (ART) over the past 20 years, figures from Nordic countries have shown. The data also showed fewer stillbirths or deaths in the first year of life and a reduction in the number of babies born preterm or with low birth weight.

Researchers analysed data on more than 92 000 children born from ART in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden from 1988 to 2007.1 Outcomes in the 62 379 ART singletons in the study were compared with a control group of more than 300 000 spontaneously conceived babies, and outcomes in …

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