John Libbey Eurotext

Médecine de la Reproduction


Exposure assessment of infertiles patients to endocrine disrupting chemicals Volume 24, issue 1, Janvier-Février-Mars 2022


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1 Service de médecine de la reproduction AMP, Natecia, hôpital privé Natecia, Lyon, France
2 Service de gynécologie obstétrique, hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
3 Service de PMA, groupement hospitalier Est, HCL, Bron, France

Studies and publications on the outcome of pregnancies obtained after Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and the fate of children report a slight increase in risks for both mother and child, but almost all of them conclude with question of the reference population. Single pregnancies of ex-infertile women are increasingly viewed as the ideal control group. It is now recognized that spontaneous pregnancies in women with a history of infertility are themselves risky pregnancies for both women and children and should be considered as such by obstetricians. Adverse effects are particularly well demonstrated for certain etiologies of infertility, such as endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome.