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Vol. 12 - Num. 48

Brief Reports

Assisted reproductive techniques and child health

Roberto Ortiz Movillaa, Belén Acevedo Martínb

aUnidad de Neonatología. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro. Majadahonda. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Ginecología y Obstetricia. Fundación Jiménez Díaz. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: R Ortiz. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Ortiz Movilla R, Acevedo Martín B. Assisted reproductive techniques and child health. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2010;12:651-71.

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In recent years pregnancies due assisted reproductive techniques have increased significantly. With the increase in couples who benefit from these techniques, there have been doubts about the effect they may have on children’s health and several studies have been made to evaluate its safety and possible short-and long-term outcomes in children born after these treatments. With the increasing development and application of these procedures, the primary care pediatrician should be accostumed with the terminology, indications and techniques being made to facilitate the pregnancy and the potential risks and their impact on pediatric’s health. In this article we reviewed in detail all these aspects.


Assisted Reproductive Techniques Congenital abnormalities In vitro fertilization Multiple pregnancy Prematurity



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