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Rosa Gutarra-Vilchez, Elena Santamariña-Rubio, Joaquin Salvador and Antoni Borrell Birth defects in medically assisted reproduction pregnancies in the city of Barcelona Prenatal Diagnosis 34

Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pd.4286

What's already known about this topic?

  • The association of assisted reproduction techniques with birth defects still requires confirmation via large population-based studies.

What does this study adds?

  • This study, with a large birth defect sample from a population-based registry, demonstrates an increased birth defects risk after assisted reproductions techniques, not observed after artificial insemination or ovulation induction. This strong association with the use of assisted reproduction techniques was observed in all birth defects categories.

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