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Shorter Boys after Fertility Treatment

Auckland Now,  Nov 27, 2011

A study by Auckland University's Liggins Institute found boys conceived using the drug clomiphene (Clomid) grew up shorter than those conceived without it, but girls were barely affected. The drug is commonly given as a pill or by injection in fertility treatment to cause ovarian stimulation. The boys in the study were on average 3 centimetres shorter than their counterparts.

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