“What the IVF industry is doing is creating a population of sick babies … that is impacting all society,” he said after his address to the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society conference.
“If it’s so obvious the practice is doing harm, why do people still do it? I haven’t got the answer to that.”
In a medical field fraught with controversy, the creation of countless twins, triplets and beyond is perhaps the most pressing issue. The number of multiple births in Canada surged 45% to almost 12,000 a year between 1991 and 2008, according to Statistics Canada, even as the number of single births dropped. Often born early and at a low weight, multiples are at much greater risk of delivery complications and birth defects. (Source).
But it gets worse. Multiples are not the only source of problems for IVF babies. Come back to read tomorrow’s article.