Births assisted by clinics way up

Numbers triple from ’96 to 2009

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Almost half of all ART infants – 47 percent – were born as a “multiple,” far above the 3 percent of babies born as multiples in the general birth population.

Multiple births are associated with complications, and about a third of ART babies were born prematurely and/or with a low birth weight.

Fifteen states legally mandate insurance coverage for ART.

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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