Assisted reproduction not associated with reduced academic performance in adolescence

The academic performance of children conceived by assisted reproduction techniques (ART) is no better or worse than that of spontaneously conceived children when assessed at the ninth grade of their school education. Similarly, ART singletons and ART twins also had comparable test scores, suggesting, say the investigators, that ‘the higher obstetric risk’ identified in ART pregnancies — and particularly in twins — ‘is not associated with poorer academic performance in adolescence.’ —> Read More