Special Issue "In Vitro Fertilization Technology and Child Health: Risks, Mechanisms and Possible Consequences"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics and Gynecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 65

Special Issue Editor

Livet, GeneraLife IVF, Via Tiziano Vecellio 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
Interests: fertility preservation; time-lapse microscopy; reproductive genetics and artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Infertility affects approximately 10% of couples worldwide, and today around 1% of live births are obtained undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART). The safety of the procedures performed is a critical issue, and should be continuously investigated in order to determine the putative risk associated with infertility treatments. Both short- and long-term risks have been hypothesized. Gamete and embryo micromanipulations such as fertilization techniques, culture conditions, trophectoderm biopsy and cryopreservation as well as the protocols used for controlled ovarian stimulations are only some of the topics currently under investigation. As currently available data on the association between ART and the incidence of post-pregnancy complications, neonatal malformations and psychological disorders in parents and the children are controversial, papers presenting updated evidence are highly encouraged. The current Special Issue aims to focus on the putative risks, mechanisms and possible consequences of ART treatments, in order to address the tailored counselling of infertile couples before personalized treatment.

Dr. Stefano Canosa
Guest Editor

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  • assisted reproductive technology
  • in vitro fertilization
  • IVF
  • ICSI
  • pregnancy complications
  • child health
  • malformations
  • psychological disorders

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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