IVF MAY NOT HAVE “DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS” ON CHILD’S INTELLIGENCE.

In the face of recently emerging research (much of it reported here in past issues) raising questions about the long-term health effects of IVF, a recent study of children’s test scores suggests that IVF conception “does not have any detrimental effects on a child’s intelligence or cognitive development.” According to an article in Human Reproduction, researchers studied “academic test scores of 423 Iowa children ages eight to 17 who were conceived by IVF and...the test scores of 372 matched peers from the same schools.” The IVF kids “scored higher than their peers in all grades on tests for reading, language, math, and vocabulary.” [Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2010] Read More
Publication Date: 
06/2011