THE high number of families resorting to assisted conception is likely to cause problems for future generations, says NSW Scientist of the Year Laureate Professor John Aitken.

One in 30 children in Australia is the product of assisted reproductive technology (ART), Professor Aitken says.

“We need to think more carefully about how we use it.”

He says that by starting families later in life, people risk miscarriage and chromosomal diseases in their babies.

READ the full article in the Herald Sun.


Making Babies in the 21st Century: We need to do it better

Professor Aitken will be a key speaker this Sunday at the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB) public forum, Making Babies in the 21st Century: We Need to do it Better. The interactive forum will see high profile speakers address the issues of infertility, abortion, assisted conception and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in the modern era.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest medical developments from leading fertility experts.  Professor Aitken will present:  ‘IVF and Abortion: Incongruous Faces of Sex in the 21st Century’.

READ MORE on the Society for Reproductive Biology website.