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Children born from infertility treatment are not at risk of developmental delays, study finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h7028 (Published 05 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:h7028
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Children conceived after infertility treatment are no more likely to have developmental delays than children conceived naturally, researchers have reported in JAMA Pediatrics.1

Concerns had arisen that conception after infertility treatment could affect the embryo at a sensitive stage and harm neurodevelopment. Many studies have investigated neurodevelopmental outcomes from assisted reproductive technology, but the evidence remains equivocal and is based largely on a few follow-up studies conducted outside the United States, said the study …

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