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How Does IVF Affect the Babies and Children

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Creating a Family

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Most parents that conceive children with in vitro fertilization wonder about the short term and long term impact of this treatment on the children conceived. Are children conceived through infertility treatment more at risk for congenital defects; physical growth delays; neurological, cognitive, behavioral, and mental health issues; metabolic disease, or at an increased risk for cancer? What does a review of the latest research show? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Seetha Shankaran, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and author of comprehensive analysis of the literature on childhood and young adult outcome following assisted reproductive therapies.  

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