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Nov 26, 2019

Topic - Fertility treatments increase baby’s cancer risks

As more and more children are conceived through in vitro fertilization and ovulation induction, we’re learning that those interventions have risks.  Previously, IVF has been associated with Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy and genetic disorders. There’s evidence that both IVF and ovulation induction are linked to an increased risk for childhood cancer.  Researchers concluded that tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous, were seen much more frequently in children who were medically conceived than those children who were conceived naturally. This means that babies conceived using fertility treatments should be monitored carefully for their overall health throughout childhood.  Talk with your doctor about concerns for your child’s risk for cancers related to medical conception.