593: Long term hematological morbidity in children ollowing assisted reproductive technology (ART) pregnancies compared to spontaneous pregnancies Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To determine the risk of long-term hematological morbidity among children born following in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and ovulation induction (OI) as compared to spontaneous pregnancies. Study Design A population-based cohort study including all singleton deliveries occurring between the years 1991-2013 at a single tertiary medical center was performed. Fetuses with congenital malformations were excluded. Children delivered following pregnancies achieved by IVF, OI and spontaneous pregnancies were compared. Hospitalizations up to the age of 18 years involving hematological morbidity were evaluated. The following hematological morbidities were compared: immune deficiency, hereditary anemia, acquired anemia, pancytopenia, coagulation disorders, and leukocytes disorders. A Kaplan-Meier survival curve was used to compare cumulative morbidity incidence. A Cox …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017