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    IVF May Increase Risk of Autism

    The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) may increase the risk of autism among children born as a result of the fertility treatments, concludes a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers led by Peter Bearman, a professor of social sciences in the Interdisciplinary Center […] More

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    Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection No Better Than Conventional IVF

    First introduced in 1992, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) doubled between 1996 and 2012 to assist couples struggling with male infertility. Now a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concludes that the use of ICSI is no more effective than conventional in vitro fertilization. ICSI, or intracytoplasmic sperm injection, […] More

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    Low Maternal Complications Associated with Assisted Reproductive Technology

    Although previous research has linked assisted reproductive therapies (ART) with an increased risk for serious birth complications including stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight, and neonatal death, limited data exists on the rates of maternal complications associated with the fertility procedures. Now a new study published in the journal JAMA concludes that autologous and donor-assisted […] More

  • ICSI Sperm Injection into Oocyte

    IVF Risks May Outweigh Benefits

    Since the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1981, over two million babies have been born using the fertility treatment. However, a team of experts from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands believe that the treatment may be overused and that the risks of IVF outweigh the […] More