The paediatric consequences of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, with special emphasis on multiple pregnancies
Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2013
©2012 The Author(s)/Acta Pædiatrica ©2012 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica
Volume 102, Issue 4, pages 340–348, April 2013
How to Cite
Barrington, K. J. and Janvier, A. (2013), The paediatric consequences of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, with special emphasis on multiple pregnancies. Acta Paediatrica, 102: 340–348. doi: 10.1111/apa.12145
- Issue online: 18 MAR 2013
- Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 28 DEC 2012 07:45AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 6 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 OCT 2012
- Assisted reproduction;
- Congenital anomalies;
Paediatricians will encounter many babies and children who are the result of assisted reproductive technologies. Although in most cases, there are no adverse health consequences, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are associated with some risks that are reviewed in this article.
ART has had a major impact on multiple gestation and the incidence of prematurity in many countries. Among singletons, there are also increases in prematurity, small for gestational age, congenital anomalies and perinatal mortality.