New study shows adults born after IVF are as healthy as their peers

New Australian research has shown that children conceived using assisted reproduction (ART), including IVF, grow into adults that are just as healthy as their peers.

Researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Hudson Institute of Medical Research studied the health of 193 young adults, aged between 22 and 35 years of age, who were conceived via ART. When compared to a similar group of adults who were conceived without ART, the results showed no differences between the groups for a broad range of health issues, including metabolic and cardiovascular health.

This was the largest study in the world to examine the health of ART-conceived adults and gives reassurance to adults conceived using ART, as well as for those considering ART and IVF in the future.