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Medical News and Perspectives
December 22/29, 2004

Panel Reviews Health Effects Data for Assisted Reproductive Technologies

JAMA. 2004;292(24):2961-2962. doi:10.1001/jama.292.24.2961

Toronto—Twenty-five years after the first baby was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and nearing the birth of the 2 millionth IVF baby, the long-term health consequences of assisted reproductive technologies have yet to be determined. “There’s been a host of often incomplete and, frankly, very confusing data published on the health of these children,” said Kathy Hudson, PhD, director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at the Johns Hopkins University, in Washington, DC.

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