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Could Fertility Drugs Make Kids Shorter?
In a study scheduled for presentation Saturday at the Endocrine Society annual meeting in Houston, researchers found full-term children conceived with fertility drugs were about one inch shorter than their peers. The researchers wanted to find out whether there was a difference in height among children whose mothers used only ovarian stimulation by fertility drugs such as Clomid (clomiphene) without in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Children conceived with the help of ovarian stimulation alone account for about 5 percent of all births in the developed world, according to the researchers.