Assisted conception a riskier option

Babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies have double the risk of complications and birth defects compared with those who are conceived naturally, Australian research shows.

Singleton births resulting from any assisted conception had almost double the risk of stillbirth of those conceived spontaneously.

Furthermore, they were significantly more likely to be born preterm, have a lower birth weight and a higher risk of dying in the neonatal period, researchers from

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