Kids born from frozen embryo IVF may be at higher cancer risk
In a small part of London in 1978 the world changed and gave hope to men and women who couldn’t have children. Louise Brown was born and she was the first baby to be born via IVF. 67 days later in India another baby called Durga was using IVF, sine the birth of Louise and Durga, millions have been born using IVF.
Recent Danish study has found that kids born from frozen embryo IVF may be at higher cancer risk. The study of more than 1 million kids found that there were 17.5 cases of cancer per 100,000 children born to fertile women, compared with 44.4 per 100,000 for children born after the use of frozen embryo transfer. The difference was mainly due to an increased risk of leukaemia and sympathetic nervous system tumours.
There was no significant increase in risk associated with use of other assisted reproductive technology, including in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or hormonal treatment.
Among children born in Denmark, the use of frozen embryo transfer, compared with children born to fertile women, was associated with a small but statistically significant increased risk of childhood cancer; this association was not found for the use of other types of fertility treatment examined.
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