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Risk of stillbirth four times higher after IVF/ICSI compared to spontaneous or non-IVF fertility treatment pregnancies

Human Reproduction

24 February 2010

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Women who become pregnant with a single foetus after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have an increased risk of a stillbirth, according to new research out on Wednesday 24th February. The study of over 20,000 singleton pregnancies, published in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction, found a four-fold increased risk of stillbirths for women who had IVF/ICSI compared with women who conceived spontaneously or after fertility treatment that did not involve IVF or ICSI.

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Published in Human Reproduction, Advance Access, 24 February 2010.

http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/deq023

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Date Added: 24 February 2010   Date Updated: 24 February 2010
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