Men Who Conceive with Assisted Reproduction at Increased Prostrate Cancer Risk
October 10, 2019
(Reuters) – Men who conceive children using assisted reproduction techniques (ART) like in vitro fertilization (IVF) are more likely to develop prostate cancer and may benefit from screening, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 1.18 million Swedish fathers, including almost 21,000 who conceived using IVF and nearly 15,000 who used a technology known as intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to conceive. Compared to men who conceived naturally, those who used IVF were 33% more likely to develop prostate cancer and men who used ICSI were 64% more likely to develop prostate cancer.