Outcomes from infancy to adulthood after assisted reproductive technology

Capsule:
We review the recent literature concerning infant, childhood, adolescent, and young adult outcomes after the use of assisted reproductive technology.

Author:
Seetha Shankaran, M.D.

Volume 101, Issue 5, Pages 1217–1221

Abstract:
The outcomes of assisted reproductive technology (ART) should be not only the evaluation of successful initiation of pregnancy but also the birth of healthy infants and the evaluation of long-term outcomes of the offspring of the couple undergoing therapy. Maternal and neonatal outcomes are reported in another article in this series. This article will review the infant, childhood, adolescent, and young adult outcomes published after ART. The recent literature will be reviewed.

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