NYTimes: The Gift of Life, and Its Price

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NYTimes: The Gift of Life, and Its Price

Postby caryn » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:48 am

While most twins go home without serious complications, government statistics show that 60 percent of them are born prematurely. That increases their chances of death in the first few days of life, as well as other problems including mental retardation, eye and ear impairments and learning disabilities. And women carrying twins are at greater risk of pregnancy complications.

In fact, leaders of the fertility industry and government health officials say that twins are a risk that should be avoided in fertility treatments...


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