A.R.T is a very safe treatment programme. There are now over five million babies born in the world from A.R.T. When assessing the risk of A.R.T, one must understand that in terms of fetal anomalies, there is only an increase of 0.2% from the background risk.
Other risks are like the risk of pelvic infection after egg collection (<0.5%), which is rare due to use the antibiotics. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is not commonly seen nowadays due to the use the antagonist protocol and a drug called GnRH agonist to trigger egg maturity.