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Birth Defects are a major cause of infant mortality and a leading cause of disability. Early intervention is important to ameliorate the consequences of birth defects and requires accurate diagnosis and understanding of causes.

Birth Defects can be prevented!

World Birth Defects Prevention Day – video 


A multi-lingual website dedicated to promoting better care and prevention of birth defects through information sharing.

IBIS offers

  • Overviews of birth defects, genetics and teratology.
  • Links to support groups and health care providers.
  • Factsheets for families and professionals.


Listing of birth defects, malformations and more …


Listing of syndromes, dysmorphology and more …


  • Mental retardation
  • Infertility
  • Pre-pregnancy planning
  • Infancy and more …


  • Parental organizations
  • Healthcare agenices
  • Professional associatons

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