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Proportion of babies born in Europe after IVF varies 20-fold

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:626
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    More than 2% of babies born in some European countries are now the result of assisted reproductive technology. But there is an almost 20-fold variation in the proportion of babies born by such techniques in Europe, a review has found. Denmark has the highest proportion, at 3.9% of all births in 2001, and Latvia has the lowest, at 0.2% (International Journal of Andrology 2006;29:12-16).

    The average number of treatments per million inhabitants in 2001was 829, but this varied from 49 to 1923, with the United Kingdom the second lowest …

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