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Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments

Posted 17 Oct 2016 by

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 – Older women who get pregnant through assisted reproduction may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than those who conceive naturally, a new Australian study suggests. The findings challenge the widely held belief that assisted reproduction increases the risk of birth defects in all women, according to the researchers at the University of Adelaide. "There's ...

Can Fertility Treatments Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk?

Posted 6 Jul 2012 by

FRIDAY, July 6 – Whether or not a woman becomes pregnant while on fertility drugs may affect her odds for breast cancer later on, a new study suggests. However, experts who reviewed the study said it has flaws and is far from conclusive. In the study, published July 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, women using ovulation-stimulating fertility drugs who were unable to get ...

IVF, Fertility Drugs Might Boost Autism Risk

Posted 19 May 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, May 19 – Children whose mothers took fertility drugs were almost twice as likely to have autism as other children, new research finds. Being conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or born prematurely also seemed to up the risk of autism, according to another study. In the first study, researchers asked 111 women taking part in the Nurses' Health Study II who had a child with an ...

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