How intelligent are IVF children?


A recent Danish study examining the academic performance in children conceived by assisted reproductive techniques (ART) confirmed that ART-born children are just as intelligent as their spontaneously conceived peers – not super kids, but certainly not worse off.

Researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital examined over 8,000 children conceived and born by ART in Denmark between 1995 and 2000. They found the academic performance of children by ART neither better, nor worse, than that of spontaneously conceived children. They also found no difference between ART singletons and twins.