A team from the University of Helsinki looked at nearly 280,000 youngsters born in Finland between 1995 and 2000. Around one in 20 were born through IVF, artificial insemination and ovulation induction — known as medically assisted reproduction (MAR). While the group scored higher in school tests and were less likely to drop out of high school, they were also one per cent more likely to suffer mental health problems. Pictured: stock of close up in vitro fertilisation (IVF)

Babies born through IVF end up being smarter… but are more prone to depression, study finds

Babies born through IVF are smarter but more prone to mental health problems than naturally conceived children, research suggests. Experts at the University of Helsinki followed 280,000 youngsters born in Finland between 1995 and 2000 until their 18th birthday. Babies born using assisted conception techniques performed better in class and were less likely to drop …

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