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IVF babies carry added health risks, doctors warned

Catholic World News - February 23, 2010

Children who are conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) face elevated risks of health problems that include birth defects, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure, medical studies show. As the first generation of IVF babies reaches adulthood, there are also indications that they face a higher rate of infertility-- perhaps a genetic trait inherited from their parents. A doctor in the vanguard of IVF treatment says that parents are willing to accept the risk that their children might be infertile, reasoning that the children, too, can receive IVF treatment.

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