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Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):1887-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.02.044. Epub 2011 Mar 16.

In vitro fertilization and adverse childhood outcomes: what we know, where we are going, and how we will get there. A glimpse into what lies behind and beckons ahead.

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Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

Abstract

The majority of perinatal morbidity after in vitro fertilization (IVF) is due to multiple pregnancy; however, even singleton infants are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes. We have summarized data that evaluates adverse outcomes in IVF infants and recent attempts to delineate the underlying causes of this risk. We submit that practitioners of reproductive medicine should remain at the forefront of this investigation.

PMID:
21411083
PMCID:
PMC3080444
DOI:
10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.02.044
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