MELBOURNE, March 21, 2003 ( - Yet another side defect associated with in vitro fertilization is being reported: abnormalities such as “ambiguous genitalia.”  Evidence presented at a symposium at the Monash Institute of Reproduction and development in Melbourne last week shows that certain IVF techniques may pass on birth defects from fathers with defective sperm—particular when hopeful IVF parents ignore the known risks.  Meanwhile, SPUC highlights a Science Daily report that IVF babies are more prone to urological defects such as development of the bladder outside the body. Researchers at Johns Hopkins say such disorders are 7 times more likely in IVF children.  For the findinds presented in Australia:   For the Johns Hopkins findings:

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