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IVF accounts for 5% of babies born in Japan in 2015: survey

  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:33
A record 1 in 20 newborn babies was born through in vitro fertilization treatment in Japan in 2015, a recent tally shows. Japan Times latest articles


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