Fertility drugs linked to shorter children by only 2cm

A recent study has found that children conceived using fertility drugs may be shorter than children conceived naturally.

Researchers out of The Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, in New Zealand studied 84 children conceived with fertility drugs and 258 children who were conceived naturally.

They found that mothers who used fertility drugs such as clomiphene had children who averaged 2 cm shorter than those who were not conceived using fertility drugs.

The height disparity was greater in males than females.

Differences in height don’t necessarily equate to poor health.  In fact, all of the children remained within normal height guidelines for their sex and age.

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