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I need information about fertility treatments like IVF and birth defects?
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Birth defects & ART
Conventional ivf has not been convincingly linked to birth defects worldwide.
There's some evidence linking micro-injection of sperm (ivf/icsi) to a possible slight increase in birth defects (2% or so;) this has not been proven conclusively, and is still being investigated. If an increased risk really does exist, it is a small one.

In brief: Birth defects & ART
Conventional ivf has not been convincingly linked to birth defects worldwide.
There's some evidence linking micro-injection of sperm (ivf/icsi) to a possible slight increase in birth defects (2% or so;) this has not been proven conclusively, and is still being investigated. If an increased risk really does exist, it is a small one.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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In brief: IVFsuccess
Ivf has pregnancy rates that range from 40-60% pregnancy rate per cycle depending on wife age and any male factor need for icsi.
Multiple studies appear to indicate birth defect rates of 6% for ivf pregnancies versus approximately 3 % of natural pregnancies. Please check with your own doctor for exact statistics and always check the husband for cause of an abnormal semen analysis.

In brief: IVFsuccess
Ivf has pregnancy rates that range from 40-60% pregnancy rate per cycle depending on wife age and any male factor need for icsi.
Multiple studies appear to indicate birth defect rates of 6% for ivf pregnancies versus approximately 3 % of natural pregnancies. Please check with your own doctor for exact statistics and always check the husband for cause of an abnormal semen analysis.
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