Infertility Update: Making babies -- and birth defects?
By Rebecca Skloot
Posted 04.01.2003 at 3:23 pm 0 Comments
In February, we reported on unregulated fertility treatments that expose thousands of women and their future children to known and unknown hazards each year ["Sally Has 2 Mommies and 1 Daddy," March]. Research suggests that assisted reproductive technologies (ART) -- like in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection -- may double the risk of serious birth defects. Still, theyre routinely offered to patients, with little governmental oversight.
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