The birth certificate as an efficient means of identifying children conceived with the help of infertility treatment.

@article{Lynch2011TheBC,
  title={The birth certificate as an efficient means of identifying children conceived with the help of infertility treatment.},
  author={Courtney D Lynch and Germaine M. Buck Louis and Maureen C. Lahti and Penelope S. Pekow and Philip C. Nasca and Bruce C. Cohen},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={174 2},
  pages={211-8}
}
Recent work suggests that infertility treatment is associated with adverse child health outcomes. In exploring various methods of assembling a cohort of children conceived by infertility treatment, the authors conducted a validation study of the assisted reproductive technology and infertility drug use check boxes on the Massachusetts birth certificate. Using 2001 and 2002 data, the authors conducted telephone interviews with 399 women whose child's birth certificate had at least one of the… CONTINUE READING