IVF dads have higher prostate cancer risk: study

Men using intracytoplasmic sperm injection seem to be most vulnerable, shows Swedish data

Men who father children through assisted reproduction could benefit from earlier screening for prostate cancer, with findings showing they face a “remarkably high risk” of developing the condition, researchers say.

In the Swedish study, men who had children through IVF had a 30% increased risk of developing prostate cancer, while those using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) had a 60% higher risk than men who fathered children naturally over a mean of 12 years’ follow-up.