As medical authorities worldwide discuss the effects of coronavirus on pregnant women and babies in the mother’s womb, Turkey has suspended in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments for an indefinite period.

Ahmet Zeki Isik, head of Reproductive Health and IVF Association, said the Health Ministry issued an official notification on Thursday.

Isik said there were some pregnant women diagnosed with coronavirus. One of them successfully gave birth despite receiving medical care in an intensive care unit due to pneumonia.

“We have limited information in this regard, only two babies [worldwide] were diagnosed with the virus and there is not any

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