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Study finds higher risk of problems for twins born after assisted reproduction

20 May 2009

Twins born as a result of assisted reproductive technology (ART) are more likely to be admitted to neonatal intensive care and to be hospitalised in their first three years of life than spontaneously conceived twins, according to new research published in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction.

From the paper: Twins born following assisted reproductive technology: perinatal outcome and admission to hospital, Michele Hansen, Lyn Colvin, Beverly Petterson, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Nicholas de Klerk, and Carol Bower

Published in Human Reproduction, Advance Access, May 20 2009.

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