Newsday – Study Links Autism To Some Fertility Treatments – Delthia Ricks

 – July 3, 2013  –– 

Couples who undergo a specific form of fertility treatment are at slightly elevated risk of producing babies with autism or intellectual disabilities, scientists found in the largest analysis of its kind. "We wanted to know where the risk is and around which [in vitro] treatments," said Avi Reichenberg, MD, the study's lead investigator at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He and his collaborators at King's College in Britain studied 2.5 million births of children in Sweden, where records are fastidiously maintained on fertility, births and outcomes.
- Dr. Avi Reichenberg, Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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