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Popular IVF treatment linked to birth defects

One of the most popular forms of IVF has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects.

Researchers found that one in 10 babies born through intracytoplasmic sperm injection, (ICSI) suffered some form of abnormality, compared to just over one in 20 of those conceived naturally, according to the Daily Mail.

Scientists remain unsure whether the birth defects are caused by the treatment or whether couples are at a higher risk of having babies with abnormalities anyway.

ICSI is used to treat male infertility and involves injecting a sperm directly into an egg with a fine glass needle.

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